From an email correspondent. I think this is a joke (my correspondent forwarded it as such). At least I hope to Gawd it is...):
Hospital regulations required a wheelchair for patients being discharged, but one elderly gentleman, fully dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, insisted to the nurse he didn't need her, or anyone else's, help. After a short lecture about "rules being rules," he reluctantly sat down in the wheelchair and let her wheel him to the elevator. As it descended, she asked him if his wife was going to meet him in the lobby. "I don't know," he replied. "She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown."
Len on 11.01.04 @ 07:39 AM CST