Two very active seniors (Jacob, age 95, and Mary, age 92), living in The Villages, were all excited about their decision to get married.
They went for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they passed a drugstore. Jacob suggested they go in.
Jacob addressed the man behind the counter:”Are you the owner?”
The pharmacist answered, “Yes.”
Jacob: “We’re about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?”
Pharmacist: “Of course we do.
Jacob: “How about medicine for circulation?”
Pharmacist: “All kinds.”
Jacob: “Medicine for rheumatism?”
Jacob: “How about suppositories and medicine for impotence?”
Pharmacist: “You bet!
Jacob: “Medicine for memory problems, arthritis and Alzheimer’s?”
Pharmacist: “Yes, a large variety. The works.”
Jacob: “What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson’s disease?”
Jacob: “Everything for heartburn and indigestion?”
Pharmacist: “We sure do.
Jacob: “You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?”
Pharmacist: “All speeds and sizes.”
Jacob: “Adult diapers?”
Pharmacist: “Sure, how can I help you?
Jacob: “We’d like to use this store as our Bridal Registry.”
“The Tyranny of the Urgent” is a great reminder as we figure out priorities in our lives and ordering our time well. It’s worth reading: