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A Discount by Any Other Name (standard:humor, 899 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Aug 06 2017Views/Reads: 332/153Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Some people take life way too seriously. If you know what to laugh at, it certainly will medicate your soul to the point of joyfulness.
 



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“Okay, I'll talk to him about it and see what we can do.” 

I thought she was just joking and everybody around us was laughing and
giggling about it. 

Then, she brought the bill for our birthday supper. As I looked at it, I
noticed there was a discount line on our ticket. The discount was for 
one cent. I looked at it, showed it to my wife and we both burst out 
laughing. A penny discount, as my father used to say, is a penny in my 
pocket. 

I took the ticket up to the cash register to pay it and the cashier
looked at it and said, “What's this?” pointing to the discount line on 
the ticket. She had no idea what it was. 

“It is,” I said, holding back as much of my giggle as possible, “a
discount on my meal for this evening.” 

“A discount?” she said quizzically, “a discount for what?” 

I could tell she was confused and so I told her, “Michael, the manager,
said if I told our waitress how lovely she looked tonight we would get 
a discount on our bill.” 

I think that was the first time that ever happened in that restaurant
and I'm so glad it happened when we were celebrating our birthday 
together. 

We giggled all the way home that night and I was reminded of one of my
favorite Bible verses. “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a 
broken spirit drieth the bones” (Proverbs 17:22). 

Some people take life way too seriously. If you know what to laugh at,
it certainly will medicate your soul to the point of joyfulness. 


   


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