A doctor was at the country club for his weekly round of golf. He began his round with an eagle on the first hole and a birdie on the second. On the third hole, he had just scored his first ever hole-in-one when his cell phone rang. It was another doctor notifying him that his wife had just been in a terrible accident, was in critical condition and in the ICU.
The golfer told the doctor to inform his wife where he was and that the he’d be there as soon as possible. As he hung up, he realized he was leaving what was shaping up to be his best round of golf ever. He decided to get in a couple of more holes before heading to the hospital. He ended up finishing all 18.
The doctor shot a personal-best 61, shattering the club record by five strokes and beating his previous best game by more than 10.
He was jubilant, but then he remembered his wife. Feeling guilty, he dashed to the hospital. He saw his wife’s doctor in the corridor and asked about his wife’s condition.
The doctor glared at him and shouted: “You went ahead and finished your round of golf didn’t you? I hope you’re proud of yourself! While you were out for the past four hours enjoying yourself at the country club, your wife has been languishing in the ICU. It’s just as well you went ahead and finished that round because it will be more than likely your last! For the rest of her life, she will require around-the-clock care and you’ll be her caregiver!”
The husband was feeling so guilty he broke down and sobbed.
The doctor started to snicker and said: “Just kidding! She died more than two hours ago. What’d you shoot?”