A sales representative stops at a small manufacturing plant.
He presents a box of cigars to the manager as a gift.
“No thanks.” says the plant manager. “I tried smoking a cigar once, but I didn’t like it”.
The sales rep shows his display case and then, hoping to clinch a sale, offers to take the manager out for a round of drinks.
“No, thanks.” the plant manager replies. “You know, I tried alcohol once, but didn’t like it.”
Then the salesman glances out the office window and sees a golf course. “I suppose you play golf” says the salesman. “I’d like to invite you to be a guest at my club”.
“That’s kind of you, but no, thanks.” the manager says. “I played golf once, but I didn’t like it”.
Just then a young man enters the office.
“Let me introduce my son, Mike..” says the plant manager.
“Let me guess” the salesman replies with a bitter smile: “An only child?”
With their ailing mother needing constant medical supervision,
a family decided to bring her to a very expensive and caring nursing home for a day to try it out.
The next morning, the nurses bathed her, fed her a tasty breakfast, and set her in a chair at a window overlooking a lovely flower garden.
She seemed okay but after a while she slowly started to lean over sideways in her chair. Two attentive nurses immediately rushed up to catch her and straighten her out.
Again, she seemed okay but after a while she started to tilt to the other side. The nurses rushed back and once more brought her back upright.
This went on all morning, with the dedicated nurses making sure the old woman didn’t fall.
Later, the family arrived to see how she was adjusting to her new home.
“So Ma, how is it here? Are they treating you all right?” they asked.