For the Lighter Side of things (December, 2007)

posted May 2, 2015, 12:48 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 2, 2015, 1:36 PM ]
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN GUILTY OF LOOKING AT OTHERS YOUR OWN AGE AND THINKING, "SURELY I CAN'T LOOK THAT OLD"? 

MY NAME IS ALICE SMITH AND I WAS SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A NEW DENTIST.  I NOTICED HIS DDS DIPLOMA, WHICH BORE HIS FULL NAME. ??  SUDDENLY, I REMEMBERED A TALL, HANDSOME, DARK-HAIRED BOY WITH THE SAME NAME, HAD BEEN IN MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS SOME 40-ODD YEARS AGO? 

COULD HE BE THE SAME GUY THAT I HAD A SECRET CRUSH ON, WAY BACK THEN? 

UPON SEEING HIM, HOWEVER, I QUICKLY DISCARDED ANY SUCH THOUGHT.  THIS BALDING, GRAY-HAIRED MAN WITH THE DEEPLY LINED FACE WAS WAY TOO OLD TO HAVE BEEN MY CLASSMATE. 

AFTER HE EXAMINED MY TEETH, I ASKED HIM IF HE HAD ATTENDED MORGAN PARK HIGH SCHOOL?? 

"YES.  YES, I DID.  I'M A MUSTANG," HE GLEAMED WITH PRIDE. 

"WHEN DID YOU GRADUATE?" I ASKED. 

HE ANSWERED, "IN 1965.  WHY DO YOU ASK?" 

"YOU WERE IN MY CLASS!" I EXCLAIMED. 

HE LOOKED AT ME CLOSELY.  THEN, THAT UGLY, OLD, BALD, WRINKLED, FAT, GRAY-HAIRED, DECREPIT SOB ASKED, "WHAT DID YOU TEACH?"
Submitted by Sam Nixon