Laughter is the Best Medicine


April 17, 2021

Laughter is the Best Medicine

A man is sitting at a bar, crying. The bartender asks, “Why are you crying?” Man says, “I wish I knew where I was gonna die.” Bartender says “Why’s that?” Man sobs “I wouldn’t go there.”

A man from the south walks into a bar in Boston and hears the bartender talking in that Bostonian accent. He asks the bartender, “Did Y’all go to Hah’v’d?” “Yale,” answers the bartender. “DID YALL GO TO HAH’V’D?” the southerner yells.

A turtle walks into a bar with band-aids all over his shell. “What happened to you?” asks the bartender. “I got mugged by a couple of snails,” says the turtle. “Wow, tell me all about it!” exclaims the bartender. The snails says, “I can’t, it all happened so fast!

A man walks into a bar and sits down, very upset – fuming! “Wow, what’s the matter?” asks the bartender. The man replies, “Three months ago, an uncle died and left me two thousand dollars. Then two months ago, an aunt died and left me fifteen hundred dollars. Last month, a cousin died and left me seven hundred dollars.” “Oh no, I’m very sorry for your loss,” says the bartender. The man responds, “Yes, and THIS month? NOTHIN’!”

By Bob, grateful OA member

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