A man is paying a visit to his Italian neighbor who just had a very serious traffic accident and is in hospital.
He doesn’t look too good, with his arms and legs in plaster, completely wrapped in a bandage, tons of hoses and infusions. In fact he looks rather like a mummy.
The man tries to have a conversation, but his neighbor has his eyes closed and isn’t responding.
Suddenly his eyes jump wide open and he starts to gurgle and during his last gasp for air he says: “Mi stai bloccando il d’tubicino ossigeno, Pezzo di merda ….”
The man listens carefully to what his neighbor is saying, and inscribes the words in his heart.
At the funeral he tells the black-clad widow that her husband had something to say.
“And”, she asks with tearful eyes,”was it that he loved me? ”
“I do not know,” said the man, “but it sounded like Mi stai bloccando il d’tubicino ossigeno, pezzo di merda ….”
The widow screams and faints.
“What?” the man asks his neighbor’s daughter, “what did he say, what does that mean?”
And the crying daughter says:
“You are standing on my oxygen hose, you git.”
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