Got this in the inbox this morning from a friend who will remain nameless. You'd think they'd know not to send me crap like this.
The other day, I needed to go to the emergency room.
Not wanting to sit there for 4 hours, I put on my old Army fatigues and stuck a patch onto the front of my shirt that I had downloaded off the Internet.
When I went into the ER, I noticed that 3/4 of the people got up and left. I guess they decided that they weren't that sick after all. Cut at least 3 hours off my waiting time.
Here's the patch. Feel free to use it the next time you're in need of quicker emergency service.
"Punchline" after the jump.
It also works at the DMV and laundromat.
Don't try it at McDonald's, the whole crew will exit and you'll never get your order.
Aren't you gasping for air and holding your sides? Wait, are you puking or laughing?
Please don't forward me racist emails. I've been the butt of jokes like this when gays were the target de jour instead of immigrants; I know the type of prejudice they help spread and the consequences that come from them.
After all, who can forget those timeless classics, "What does GAY stand for? Got AIDS Yet?" or "What's the greatest thing about AIDS? It can turn a fruit into a vegetable!"
They're not funny and cause some stereotypes with severe repercussions - like lack of access to quality health care. Remember when some hospitals wouldn't admit people dying of AIDS? How is this different?
How would you have replied?