There was an old man whose family could no longer afford to take care of him. So the family decided that a nursing home for the aged would be appropriate.
Of course at first the old man rejected the idea, but a little later he became convinced that it was the right thing to do. On his first day at the home, he spent most of his time laying in bed reflecting on his life and feeling lonely. A little while later, a nurse stopped by to see how the old man was doing.
"How are things going today?", She said to the old man.
The old man replied, "Okay I guess.".
In no time the two began talking up a storm. As the conversation began to drag on, the nurse was eyeing the room filled with fresh flowers, cards and balloons from friends and relatives. She noticed a bowl full of peanuts sitting on top of the table next to the bed, and help herself to a handful.
As the two continued to talk too each other, the nurse kept eating more and more peanuts. She look at her watch and noticed that nearly two hours had passed and said, "My goodness, how time flies. I have to tend to other people here too."
"That's okay.", said the old man, "I feel so much better being able to talk to someone."
Looking into the bowl the nurse said, "I feel awful! I ate almost all of your peanuts!"
The old man replied, "That's okay. Ever since I got these false teeth, all I could do was suck the chocolate off of them anyhow."
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