Posts Tagged 'Waxahachie'


Here are two more timeless items from Paul Harvey’s For What It’s Worth:

Our For What It’s Worth Department doesn’t know, but Tom Poole of Farmersville, Texas, swears it happened.

Two state policeman chased a speeder, caught up with him in Waxahachie.

The cop making out the ticket whispered to the other officer, “How do you spell Waxahachie?”

The second officer said he wasn’t sure.

First officer said, “Let’s let him go and catch up with him again down the road–in Waco.”

January 6, 1989


The respected American Medical News confirms what our For What It’s Worth Department is about to relay.

A patient complained of an earache.  His right ear.

His doctor prescribed eardrops–an antibiotic.

Are you with me to here?

The doctor prescribed eardrops for an earache.

When the patient got the eardrops prescription filled the pharmacist wrote on the bottle . . .

Three drops in r–for right–ear.

No space and no punctuation.

For “right ear”, the instructions on the bottle read:  r–ear.

That spells rear.

The patient said later he knew it sounded like a strange remedy for an earache but he had dutifully applied the three drops to his rear for three days before the error was discovered.

January 15, 1982