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Perfect Eyesight

Willing But Not Able

Received: 23Feb2012

Poor Arthur

Arthur is 90 years old. He's played golf every day since his retirement 25 years ago. One day he arrives home looking downcast. "That's it," he tells his wife. "I'm giving up golf. My eyesight is so bad that once I hit the ball I can't see where it goes."

Wife Emily

His wife sympathizes and makes him a cup of tea. As they sit down she says, "Why don't you take my brother Fred with you and give it one more try."

"That's no good" sighs Arthur, "your brother Fred is a hundred and three. He can't help." "He may be a hundred and three", says the wife, "but his eyesight is perfect."

Uncle Fred

So the next day Arthur heads off to the golf course with his brother-in-law. He tees up, takes a mighty swing and squints down the fairway. He turns to the brother-in-law and says, "Did you see the ball?"

"Of course I did!" replied the brother-in-law. "I have perfect eyesight."

"Where did it go?" says Arthur.

"I don't remember" says Uncle Fred.