The social worker was doing the rounds at the local
residential home and she stopped to talk to Bob who was 92.
After she’d helped him to cut up his food, she noticed a
bowl of nuts on a small table next to him.
“I was given them as a present,” he said, “but I don’t want
them, You’re very welcome to have them.”
Now the social worker was very fond of nuts so she nibbled
away on them as she continued to chat to old Bob. As she was
about to go she commented, “Thanks for the nuts, it’s an
odd present to give to someone with no teeth.”
“Oh no,” he replied. “When I was given them, they had