For the past month or so, I've started posting riddles for my patients to think about while they're in line for their medications. I write a riddle every morning at whatever medication station I'm working at.
When a bunch of patients have gotten the riddle I change it up.
The other day I wrote,
"It has holes in the bottom, holes in the top, and holes along the sides. But it still holds water. What is it?"
One of my young guys approached the counter.
"It's not a fish is it?"
"No," I told him, smiling.
"Is it an octopus?"
"Since when does an octopus have holes in the top and sides?" I asked.
"A chernobyl octopus!"
So that's the new answer to the riddle. Because "sponge" is a lot less funny.