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She said what?!?

Sunday, 15 November 2009


There are different kinds of intelligence. Someone can have a firm grasp on history, literature, algebra what have you, but no facility for science or language or geometry.

I try to keep this in mind when overhearing conversations such as the one I caught between an adult son and his parents.

Son: So what did the doctor say?

Dad: She has pre-bronchitis.

Son: Pre-bronchitis? Does that mean that she should anticipate getting bronchitis sometime this week?

Dad: Not if she takes her medicine.

Son (turning to his mother): So are you taking your medicine?


I’m taking it. But NOW I feel worse. It makes me sleepy because it has cocaine in it.

Son: Uh…Ma? That’s C-O-D-E-I-N-E.

And that, my friends, is how rumours get started.


For your reading pleasure, check out what’s going on in the Jewish Blogosphere over at the Ima.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sunday, 15 November 2009 8:54 pm


    thanks for the link, btw:-)

    when i was a kid, my dad explained to me once (while serving me up some codeine-laced cough syrup) that codeine is an addictive drug. i looked up at him and said, “so you mean, people who are addicted to it never ever cough?”

  2. Sunday, 15 November 2009 9:47 pm

    Hope she feels better soon!

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