A man who was due to give a speech after dinner, was in such a hurry to get to the hotel where he was to give his speech, that when he arrived and sat down at the head table, he suddenly realized that he had forgotten to bring his false teeth.
Turning to the man next to him he said, “I was in such a hurry to get here I forgot my teeth”.
The man said, “Not to worry, that’s not a problem” and with that he reached into his pocket and pulled out a pair of false teeth.
“Try these” the man said.
The speaker tried them. “That’s a shame, they are too loose”, he said.
The man next to him then said, “I have another pair… try these”.
The speaker tried them and responded, “These are too tight”.
The man was not taken aback at all.
He then said, “I have one more pair… try them”.
The speaker tried the third set of false teeth and said, “They fit perfectly”.
With that he ate his meal and gave his address, which was greeted with much applause.
After the dinner meeting was over, the speaker went over to thank the man who had helped him.
“I want to thank you for coming to my aid. Where is your office? I’ve been looking for a good dentist”.
“Oh no”, the man replied, “I’m not a dentist. I’m the local undertaker”.
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