Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Why fathers go bald

Craig: "Dad, we need your help."

Dr. Grumpy: "What's up?"

Marie: "I lost my school ID today."

Dr. Grumpy: "Where did you lose it?"

Marie: "While we were walking home."

Dr. Grumpy: "Any idea where? It's a 2 mile walk."

Craig: "Along the road, somewhere between here and school."

Dr. Grumpy: (sighs) "Thanks, Craig."

(loads up car, drives SLOWLY to school and back, with kids peering out the windows and other drivers honking and giving me the bird for blocking traffic, while I randomly slam on the brakes any time a kid sees a leaf, or crushed paper cup, or piece of dog shit that vaguely resembles a school ID and screams "THERE IT IS!!!")

I finally gave up and drove back home.

Dr. Grumpy: "Marie, it doesn't appear to be out there anywhere."

Marie: "It has to be! It was while we were walking home today that I noticed it was missing!"

Dr. Grumpy: "When was the last time you remember seeing it?"

Marie: "Last Wednesday, during the field trip to City Park."


Loki said...

Hair is overrated, anyways.

Anonymous said...

just wait until they start dating..

Linda Myers said...

LOL! Last Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

I've learned the hard way to ask that question first!

Julie said...

First question is ALWAYS "When did you see/have it last?"

MSGMD said...

And the equivalent neurological scenario---

ER doctor: When did your father lose his speech?

Patient's son: We noticed it as soon as he opened the door for us about an hour ago.

ER doctor (should ask but doesn't): And when was the last time you spoke to him?

Son: Last Thursday.

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