Upon arriving home, a husband was met at the door by his sobbing wife. Tearfully, she explained, "It's the druggist. He insulted me terribly this morning on the phone."
Immediately the husband drove downtown to confront the druggist, and demanded an apology. Before he could say more then a word or two, the druggist said, "Now just a minute, Mr. Johnson! Listen to my side of it."
"This morning the alarm clock failed to go off, so I was late getting up. I went without breakfast and hurried out to the car, only to realize that I had locked the house, and car keys were inside. I had to break a window to get my keys. Then, driving a little too fast, I got a speeding ticket."
"Later, when I was about three blocks from the store, I had a flat tire. When I finally got to the store, there were a bunch of people waiting for me to open up. I got the store opened, and started waiting on these people. All the time the darn phone was ringing off
"I had to break open a roll of nickels against the cash register drawer to make change, and they spilled all over the floor. I got down on my hands and knees to pick up the nickels. The phone was still ringing."
"When I came up, I cracked my head on the open cash drawer. That made me stagger back against a showcase with a bunch of perfume bottles on it, and half of them hit the floor and broke."
"Meanwhile, the phone is still ringing with no letup. When I finally got to answer the phone, and it was your wife. She wanted to know how to use a RECTAL thermometer."
"And believe me, Mister, as God is my witness ... all I did was tell her!"