Podcast #133 A Birthday Dilemma

Published in the category General Practice, Humor

Podcast133 EXERCISES

Two guys were talking at work.
“I’ve got a problem,” said the first one.
“What is it?” said his friend.
“My wife has done it to me again. It’s my mother-in-law’s birthday tomorrow. I’m supposed to buy her a present. I am totally out of ideas. It isn’t fair. It’s her mother, not mine.”
“What did you buy her last year?” asked his friend.
“A very expensive cemetery plot.”
“It’s hard to top that one,” said his friend.
They couldn’t think of anything. So the son-in-law bought nothing. The mother-in-law was quite upset at her birthday party.
“Couldn’t you find anything for me?” she said.
The son-in-law had to say something.
“Well, you know what we got you last year? You haven’t even used it yet.”

Two guys were talking at work.
Two guys were chatting at work.

I’ve got a problem
I have a problem.

What is it?
Tell me about it.

My wife has done it to me again.
My wife has put me on the spot again.

It’s my mother-in-law’s birthday tomorrow.
Tomorrow is my mother-in-law’s birthday.

I’m supposed to buy her a present.
I’m supposed to get her a gift

I am totally out of ideas.
My mind is a blank.

It isn’t fair.
It’s not fair.

It’s her mother, not mine.
It’s not my mother, it’s hers.

What did you buy her last year?
Whad’ya get her last year?

A very expensive cemetery plot.
A very pricey grave site.

It’s hard to top that one.
That’s a hard one to beat.

They couldn’t think of anything.
They couldn’t come up with anything.

So the son-in-law bought nothing.
So the son-in-law didn’t buy anything.

The mother-in-law was quite upset.
The mother-in-law was most displeased.

Couldn’t you find anything for me?
Wasn’t there anything you could find for me?

The son-in-law had to say something.
The son-in-law couldn’t remain silent.

Well, you know what we got you last year?
Well, that gift that we got you last year?

You haven’t used it yet
You haven’t put it to any use yet.

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