Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Story Of Two Carrots

Once upon a time, there were two carrots. Their names were Joe and Frank. They lived in the big city, they were born in a very nice garden on the edge on a large corner lot. Joe and Frank liked to walk up town to the market and check out the female carrots.

One bright sunny autumn day, Joe and Frank were headed up town. They were stopped on a street corner waiting for the "WALK" sign to turn green. The sign turned green and they began to cross the street. A car runs the light and hits Frank.

The ambulance comes and takes him away to the hospital. Joe frantically waits for some sign or word from the doctors. Joe and Frank were picked the same day out of the same garden. They share a unique friendship that has lasted all summer.

After more than 2 hours of waiting, the attending physician emerges from the operating room. He pulls off his mask and gloves, his gown covered with orange stains. He told Joe there is good news and bad news. Joe responded "just give it to me straight". The doctor says "OK, here it is. The good news he will survive. The bad news is he'll be a vegetable the rest of his life."

John Crawford

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