March 16, 2010

Overheard in the Friary: Maternal Advice

Leave it to one of us to crack everybody up during an (apparent) medical emergency.

Thirty-something EMT: "Father, did you have a bowel movement today?"

Ninety-something friar: "My mother always taught us, 'Keep your bowels open and your mouth shut.'"

I'm not even sure what it means, but it was funny. Father is fine, thanks be to God.

1 comment:

timh said...

we didn't even use that word at home ... one time as a child when my brother was in the emergency room with a concussion the nurse asked the question - he thought she was asking about the spelling of his name... HAVE YOUR VOWELS MOVED?