Five and half year-old Jennie answered the door when the census taker came by.
She told the census taker that her daddy was a doctor and wasn’t home because he was performing an appendectomy.
“My,” said the census taker, “that sure is a big word for such a little girl. Do you know what it means?”
“Oh, sure”, Jennie replied, “Fifteen hundred bucks straight up. Of course, that doesn’t even include the anesthesiologist!”
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