Friday, February 4, 2011

Sol Wallerstein's 61

Sol Wallerstein was at the country club for his weekly round of golf. He began his round with an eagle on the first hole and a birdie on the second.

On the third hole he had just scored his first ever hole-in-one when his cell phone rang... It was a doctor notifying him that his wife had just been in an accident, and was in critical condition in ICU.

The man told the doctor to inform his wife where he was, and that he'd be there as soon as possible. As he hung up, he realized he'd be leaving what was shaping up to be his best-ever round of golf. So he decided to get in a couple more holes before heading to the hospital.

Well, he ended up playing all eighteen, finishing his round, and shooting a personal best 61 - shattering the course record by five strokes, and beating his previous best round by more than 10. He was jubilant...

Then he remembered about his wife. Feeling guilty he dashed to the hospital. He saw the doctor in the corridor and asked about his wife's condition. The doctor glared at him and shouted, "You went ahead and finished your round of golf didn't you! I hope you're proud of yourself!"

"While you were out for the past four hours enjoying yourself at the country club, your wife has been languishing in the ICU! It's just as well you went ahead and finished that round because it will be more than likely your last! For the rest of her life, she will require round-the-clock care and you will be her care giver! She will need IVs; you will have to change her colostomy bag every 3 hours; she will have to be spoon fed 3 times a day and don't forget the hygiene care."

The man was feeling so guilty he broke down and sobbed…

Then the doctor snickered and said, "I'm just screwing with you. She's dead. What'd you shoot?"

Thanks Jeff!

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