(I realize that the date is wrong, but I can do nothing about that.)
My husband is a veteran. He never fought in a war, but he served four years in the Navy. Today I thank him and all of the men and women who helped me have freedom to enjoy.
A woman was in town on a shopping trip. She began her day finding the most perfect shoes in the first shop and a beautiful dress on sale in the second. In the third store, everything had just been reduced to only $5.00 when her mobile phone rang. It was a female doctor notifying her that her husband had just been in a terrible accident, and was in critical condition in the ICU.
The woman told the doctor to inform her husband where she was and that she'd be there as soon as possible. As she hung up, she realized she was leaving what had been shaping up to be her best shopping day ever. She decided to get in a couple more stops before heading to the hospital. She ended up shopping the for the rest of the morning, finishing her trip with a cup of coffee and a beautiful complimentary coffee cake slice. She was jubilant.
Then she remembered her husband! Feeling guilty, she dashed to the hospital. She saw the doctor in the corridor and asked about her husband's condition.
The female physician glared at her and shouted, "You went ahead and finished your shopping trip didn't you? I hope you're proud of yourself! While you were out for the past four hours enjoying yourself in town, your husband has been languishing in the Intensive Care Unit! It's just as well you went ahead and finished, because it will more than likely be the last shopping trip you'll ever take! For the rest of his life he will require round-the-clock care. And you'll now be his care-giver!"
The wife broke down and sobbed.
The female doctor chuckled and said, "I'm just pulling your leg. He's dead. Let's see what you bought."