Ol' Fred had been a
faithful Christian and was in the hospital, near death. The family
called their pastor to stand with them.
As the pastor stood
next to the bed, Ol' Fred's condition appeared to deteriorate and he
motioned frantically for something to write on. The pastor lovingly
handed him a pen and a piece of paper, and Ol' Fred used his last
bit of energy to scribble a note, then he died. The pastor thought
it best not to look at the note at that time, so he placed it in his
At the funeral, as he was finishing the message, he realized that he
was wearing the same jacket that he was wearing when Ol' Fred died.
He said, "You know,
Ol' Fred handed me a note just before he died. I haven't looked at
it, but knowing Fred, I'm sure there's a word of inspiration there
for us all."
He opened the note and read, "Asshole, you're standing on my oxygen