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Date: Sent Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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Here's one for you from Brisbane, Australia:
A group of friends who all attended the same church wanted to get together on a regular basis, socialize, and play games. They would meet in each home
in rotation and the residents of that house would provide a meal.
When it came time for Al and Janet to be the hosts, Janet wanted to do something special. She decided to have mushroom-smothered steak. But when she
checked at the local greengrocer she was shocked at the cost of their mushrooms. Regretfully she told her husband, "Mushrooms are out. They're too
He said, "Why don't you go down in the back paddock and pick some of those mushrooms. There are plenty down near the creek."
She said, "No, some wild mushrooms are poison."
He said, "Well, I see rabbits eating them and they don't seem to suffer any ill effects."
So Janet decided to give it a try. She picked a basket full, then washed, peeled and sliced them for her smothered steak. Then she went out on the
back verandah and gave Ol' Spot (the dog) a dish of the mushrooms. Ol' Spot ate every bite. All morning long, Janet watched Ol' Spot and the wild
mushrooms didn't seem to affect him, so she decided to use them.
The meal was a great success. After everyone had finished, they relaxed, socialized, and played 21 and dominoes. But then a neighbor knocked on the
door and said, Mrs Williams I am sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings but Ol' Spot is dead."
Janet went into hysterics.
After she finally calmed down, she called the doctor and told him what had happened.
The doctor said, "That's bad, but I think we can take care of it. I will call for an ambulance and I will be there as quickly as possible. We'll give
everyone enemas and we will pump out everyone's stomach. Everything will be fine. Just keep them calm."
Soon an ambulance arrived. The paramedics and the doctor had their suitcases, syringes, and a stomach pump.
One by one, each person was taken into the bathroom and given an enema. Then his or her stomach was pumped out.
After the last one was finished, the doctor came out and said, "I think everything will be fine now," and he left.
They were all looking pretty weak as they sat around the living room. The neighbour, who had stayed at the house through all the drama, sank into a
seat beside Janet.
"You know, he never even stopped." she said
"Who do you mean? Asked Janet.
"The fellow who ran over Ol' Spot!"
Received from Bill Purcell.