The Broken Lawn Mower
When the power mower broke and wouldn't run, I kept hinting to my husband that he ought to get it fixed, but somehow the 'message' never sank in. Finally, I thought of a clever way to make my point.
When my husband arrived home that day, he found me seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors.
He watched silently for a short time and then went into the house. He was gone only a few moments when he came out again. He handed me a toothbrush.
"When you finish cutting the grass," he said, "you might as well sweep the drive-way."
The doctors say he will probably live, but it will be quite awhile before all the casts come off.