Sister of Mercy
A man was brought to Mercy Hospital
in an emergency, and went right in for coronary surgery.
The operation went well, and as the groggy man regained consciousness, he was
reassured by a Sister of Mercy waiting by his bed.
you're going to be just fine," the nun said while patting his hand.
"We do have to
know, however, how you intend to pay for your stay here. Are you covered by
"No, I'm not," the man whispered hoarsely.
"Can you pay in cash?"
"I'm afraid I can't, Sister."
"Do you have any close relatives, then?"
"Just my sister in New Mexico," the patient replied. "But she's a spinster nun.
"Nuns are not spinsters, Mr Smith," the nun replied. "They are married to God."
"Okay," the man said with a smile, "then send the bill to my brother-in -law"
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