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THE OPERATOR, THE NURSE, AND THE SCHOOLTEACHER

THREE GIRLS LIVED AND WENT TO SCHOOL TOGETHER ALL
THEIR LIVES; EVERYTHING THEY DID, THE THREE OF THEM
DID TOGETHER. THEY EVEN GOT ENGAGED AT THE SAME TIME
AND PLANNED A COMMON CEREMONY. AFTER THE WEDDING, THEY
WENT TO THE SAME HOTEL TO SPEND THEIR HONEYMOON.
AFTER THEIR FIRST NIGHT, THE GIRLS TOOK TOO LONG
GETTING DRESSED, SO THEIR HUSBANDS DECIDED TO GO TO
BREAKFAST WITHOUT THEM. THE FOLLOWING CONVERSATION
ENSUED:
HUSBAND 1: NEVER MARRY A TELEPHONE OPERATOR, ALL I
HEARD LAST NIGHT WAS "SORRY SIR, YOUR THREE MINUTES
ARE UP."
HUSBAND 2: I HAVE IT WORSE, I MARRIED A NURSE AND ALL
SHE SAID LAST NIGHT WAS, "IT'S UNHYGENIC, IT'S
UNHYGENIC."
HUSBAND 3: YOU SHOULD HAVE MARRIED A SCHOOLTEACHER.
ALL I HEARD LAST NIGHT WAS "TRY IT AGAIN, PRACTICE
MAKES PERFECT."

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Married couple

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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