★ Funny You Should Say That

Spend enough time working in acute care, and specifically with swallowing disorders, and you get used to hearing the litany of usual "jokes". To that point that, when you hear a new one, it comes quite by surprise and you almost miss the pun.

Phil: Hi, I'm Phil. I'm a speech therapist. Patient's Mother: Oh, he's here for the swallow test! Patient's Father: Hey, so if he passes, will he have to take the sparrow test?

It took me a good few seconds to register. I suppose it didn't help that I was staring out the window, at a pigeon roosting on the ledge.

Maybe before long I'll have a good comeback for this.