Joke Friday


No Nursing Home for Me

About 2 years ago my wife and I were on a cruise through the western
Mediterranean aboard a Princess liner. At dinner we noticed an elderly lady sitting
alone along the rail of the grand stairway in the main dining room. I also
noticed that all the staff, ships officers,waiters, busboys, etc., all seemed
very familiar with this lady. I asked our waiter who the lady was, expecting
to be told that she owned the line, but he said he only knew that she had
been on board for the last four cruises,back-to-back.

As we left the dining room one evening I caught her eye and stopped to say
hello. We chatted and I said, "I understand you've been on this ship for the
last four cruises". She replied, "Yes, that's true." I stated, "I don't
understand" and she replied, without a pause, "It's cheaper than a nursing home".
So, there will be no nursing home in my future.
When I get old and feeble, I am going to get on a Princess Cruise Ship. The
average cost for a nursing home is $200 per day. I have checked on
reservations on a Princess and I can get a long term discount and senior discount price of $135 per day. That leaves $65 a day for:
1. Gratuities which will only be $10 per day.
2. I will have as many as 10 meals a day if I can waddle to the restaurant,
or I can have room service (which means I can have breakfast-in-bed every day
of the week).
3. Princess has as many as three swimming pools, a workout room, free washers and dryers, and shows every night.
4. They have free toothpaste and razors, and free soap and shampoo.
5.They will even treat you like a customer, not a patient. An extra $5
worth of tips will have the entire staff scrambling
to help you.
6. I will get to meet new people every 7 or 14 days.
7. T.V. broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need to have the mattress
replaced? No Problem! They will fix everything and apologize for your inconvenience.
8. Clean sheets and towels every day, and you don't even have to ask for them.
9. If you fall in the nursing home and break a hip you are on Medicare; if
you fall and break a hip on the Princess ship they will upgrade you to a suite
for the rest of your life.
Now hold on for the best! Do you want to see South America,the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, or name where you want to go?
Princess will have a ship ready to go. So don't look for me in a nursing home, just call shore to ship.
P S: And don't forget, when you die, they just
dump you over the side -- at no charge.


Pauline said...

It sure beats being a bag lady! Now, if I just wasn't afraid to be on a ship...

Karianna said...

Wow. That is a smart lady!

Amishlaw said...

I think you're onto something.

The Curmudgeon said...

That sounds pretty good, actually.

Marewheeee said...

I remember reading about that woman. What a great idea!

Marewheeee said...

BTW I'm posting from my brother's computer. Mine is still in limbo. Or should I say are (2) still in limbo.