Sisters Of Mercy
A man was brought to Mercy Hospital, and went in for coronary
surgery. The operation went well, and as the groggy man
regained consciousness, he was reassured by a Sister of Mercy
waiting by his bed. "Mr. Smith, you're going to be just
fine," the nun said while patting his hand. "We do have to
know, however, how you intend to pay for your stay here. Are
you covered by insurance?"
"No, I'm not," the man whispered hoarsely.
"Can you pay in cash?"
"I'm afraid I can't, Sister."
"Do you have any close relatives, then?"
"Just my sister in New Mexico," the patient replied. "But
she's a spinster nun."
"Nuns are not spinsters, Mr. Smith," the nun replied. "They
are married to God."
"Okay," the man said with a smile. "Then send the bill to my