July 12, 2008

Saturday Smile

A pious man, who had reached the age of 105, suddenly stopped going
to synagogue. Alarmed by the old fellow's absence after so many years
of faithful attendance, the Rabbi went to see him. He found him in
excellent health, so the Rabbi asked, "How come after all these years
we don't see you at services anymore?"

The old man lowered his voice. "I'll tell you, Rabbi," he whispered.
"When I got to be 90, I expected God to take me any day. But then I
got to be 95, then 100, then 105. So, I figured that God is very busy
and must've forgotten about me, and I don't want to remind Him!"