Alice’s Restaurant

June 28, 2007

Guilty Secret – I Read Reader’s Digest.

Filed under: Day to Day Life — aliceaudrey @ 12:14 am

But only for the jokes.  Honest.  I’m not so much into drama that I read every article.

The jokes, on the other hand, keep me telling my MIL that the subscription is greatly appreciated, which in turn keeps it coming.

In my mind Readers Digest hasn’t changed much.  It looks the same as it did when I was a kid.  That was a LOOOOONG time ago.  However, I’m finding evidence that they are at least aware of the times.  For instance check out this joke:

“The latest term being bandied about our IT office id PICNIC: ‘Problem In Chair, Not In Computer.'”

They still have some old ones too.

“Why were the elephants kicked off the beach?  They were walking around with their trunks down.”

I did notice, however, that the month I went in for surgery they had a cover story about mistakes made by hospitals.  I refuse to look at the back pain cover on this month’s issue.  And we won’t even begin to talk about Reader’s Digest’s version of the weather.

Nope.  Instead I’ll leave you with this tid bit:

Still groggy from an operation, the patient was in an agitated state.  “Nurse,” he moaned, “I heard the surgeon use a four-letter word, and it caused me great distress.”

“What did the surgeon say?” asked the nurse.



  1. I love Reader’s Digest! I don’t get it now but I like to pick it up in doctors’ waiting rooms. My parents always had it around when I was a kid. It gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling. 🙂

    Comment by Suzanne — June 28, 2007 @ 7:03 pm

  2. My mom liked Reader’s Digest. I haven’t read one in years.


    Comment by Laurie — June 28, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

  3. The jokes were the first things I always read when I picked one up. I would go from cover to cover in one sitting, reading and laughing. Haven’t looked at one in a long time, but maybe it’s time to scrounge one up. I could use a good laugh.

    Comment by sashacat — June 30, 2007 @ 12:53 pm

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