Doctor writes unusual prescriptions
Candie LemunDrop was known by all her friends as a very sweet young lady.
Lately, however, Candie had begun exhibiting a few not-so-sweet qualities. At the beginning of each day, she was cheerful and happy. By the end of the day, however, she became irritable and short-tempered.
Candie worked in the office of her husband, Dr. Candy LemunDrop, whose passion was writing creative prescriptions.
“I recently noticed these late afternoon changes in my disposition,” Candie told Candii Lemindrop, a co-worker and her best friend.
“It’s so weird,” said Candie. “One minute, I’m happy and cheerful. The next minute, I feel like I’m my own worst enemy.”
“I have a bright idea,” said Candii. “I’ll set up an appointment for you to see your husband during office hours, that is unless you want to talk to him about it at home.”
“Oh, I couldn’t do that,” Candie said. “We don’t discuss anything at home that is remotely related to work.”
Candii made the appointment for Candie for the following Wednesday. While waiting to see her husband, Candie read several passages from the book of Psalms.
Candie read Psalms 66:1-3, “Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious. Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! Through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.”
A short time later, Candie walked into her husband’s office, kissed him on the cheek and said, “Hi, Honey. How is your day going?”
“It’s a great day!,” exclaimed Dr. Candy. “This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.”
“Most of my days start out okay,” said Candie, “but by the end of the day, I’m a miserable wreck.”
“You seem fine at home,” Dr. Candy observed.
“By the time I get home, all my work-related stress has disappeared,” Candie replied. “And you and I have such a good relationship that when I get home I’m feeling fine again.”
Dr. Candy asked his wife about any changes she may have made in her diet.
“You know that I made a decision to lose about 50 pounds,” Candie said. “For a while, I was eating a candy bar after every meal, but I decided not to do that any more.”
“Well, it looks like I’ve already solved your problem,” said Dr. Candy. “You stopped eating candy bars cold turkey, and you used up all your reserves of sweetness.”
“You’re going to write one of your unusual prescriptions for me aren’t you?,” asked Candy.
“I sure am, Sweetheart,” said Dr. Candy. “Don’t ever quit anything as important as candy bars cold turkey. Here’s your prescription. Before you go to bed tonight, eat two candy bars…then call me in the morning!”
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Published on e-Stories.org on 08/15/2010.