Mr. Johnson had been retired for a year when his wife of fifty years suggested
they take a cruise: “We could go somewhere for a week, and make wild love like
we did when we were young!” He thought it over and agreed.
He put on his hat and went down to the pharmacy, where he bought a bottle of
seasick pills and a box of condoms. Upon returning home, his wife said ”I’ve
been thinking. There is no reason we can’t go for a month.” So Mr. Johnson went
back to the pharmacy and asked for twelve bottles of seasick pills and a box of
condoms. When he returned his wife said, ”You know, since the children are on
their own, what’s stopping us from cruising the world?”
So back to the pharmacy he went, and brought 297 bottles of seasick pills and
the same amount of condoms up to the counter. The pharmacist finally had to ask.
“You know, Mr. Johnson, you have been doing business with me for over thirty
years. I certainly don’t mean to pry, but if it makes you that sick, why the
hell do you do it?”