Sal 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
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 a accident and was in critical condition and 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 was leaving what
was shaping up to be his best ever round of golf.
He decided to get in a couple of more holes before heading to the
hospital. He ended up playing all eighteen, finishing his round shooting
A personal best 61, shattering the club record by five strokes and
beating his previous best game by more than 10. He was jubilant….
Then he remembered 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 IV’s; 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 broke down and sobbed.
The doctor chuckled and said, “I’m just fucking with you. She’s dead.
What’d you shoot?”