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Your Letter: A scare at the hospital -- on me, not her

Halloween is intended to bring a scare to individuals. Well, here's something that could be scary. Rapidly rising food prices. The fear? Many diet programs may be forced to "belly up."

Not long ago, while being admitted to the hospital, I had hoped to put a scare in one of the nurses, yet she in turn put a scare in me. Having already been dressed in my "open end" white gown and escorted to my hospital bed, she placed an identification bracelet on my wrist. As she walked away I inquired, "Why does this bracelet have the name Mrs. Johnson on it?"

"It better not," she exclaimed, "or you'll be receiving a hysterectomy in the morning!"

That'll put a scare in you, right? Halloween before it's time!

Victor J. Kern