Kirk Reiser kirk at
Mon May 5 23:27:46 EDT 2014

At the end of the tax year, the IRS  sent an inspector to audit the books
of a local hospital.

While the agent was checking the books,  he turned to the comptroller of
the hospital and said, "I notice you  buy a lot of bandages. What do you do
with the end of the roll when  there's too little left to be of any use?

"Good question," noted the comptroller.  "We save them up and send them
back to the bandage company and, every  once in a while, they send us a free

"Oh," replied the auditor, somewhat  disappointed that his unusual question
had a practical  answer.

   But on he went, in his obnoxious way,  "What about all these plaster
purchases? What do you do with what's  left over after setting a cast on a

"Ah, yes," replied the comptroller,  realizing that the inspector was
trying to trap him with an unanswerable  question. "We save it and
send it back
to the manufacturer and, every  so often, they send us a free bag of plaster."

"I see," replied the auditor, thinking  hard about how he could fluster the
know-it-all executive. "Well, then,  what do you do with all the remains
from the circumcision  surgeries?"

"Here, too, we do not waste," answered  the comptroller. "What we do is
save all the little foreskins and send  them to the IRS headquarters.  And,
about once a year, they send us a  complete prick."

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