Tyranny of the Urgent

Two very active seniors (Jacob, age 95, and Mary, age 92), living in The Villages, were all excited about their decision to get married.

They went for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they passed a drugstore. Jacob suggested they go in.

Jacob addressed the man behind the counter:”Are you the owner?”

The pharmacist answered, “Yes.”

Jacob: “We’re about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?”

Pharmacist: “Of course we do.

Jacob: “How about medicine for circulation?”

Pharmacist: “All kinds.”

Jacob: “Medicine for rheumatism?”

Pharmacist: “Definitely.”

Jacob: “How about suppositories and medicine for impotence?”

Pharmacist: “You bet!

Jacob: “Medicine for memory problems, arthritis and Alzheimer’s?”

Pharmacist: “Yes, a large variety. The works.”

Jacob: “What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson’s disease?”

Pharmacist: “Absolutely.”

Jacob: “Everything for heartburn and indigestion?”

Pharmacist: “We sure do.

Jacob: “You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?”

Pharmacist: “All speeds and sizes.”

Jacob: “Adult diapers?”

Pharmacist: “Sure, how can I help you?

Jacob: “We’d like to use this store as our Bridal Registry.”



“The Tyranny of the Urgent” is a great reminder as we figure out priorities in our lives and ordering our time well.  It’s worth reading:

Click to access Tyranny-of-the-Urgent.pdf

2 thoughts on “Tyranny of the Urgent

  1. Love it…and pray you are doing well beautiful Paula!!

    He is Risen…so thankful we serve a God of Grace and Mercy…praying you and your family had wonderful Easter!!

    Tender hugs of love!!!



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