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.