Rabbi Levy was running behind with his daily schedule because he had number of unforeseen events. His next port of call was Mrs. Gold. As soon as he arrived at the nursing home, the matron said, “Rabbi, Mrs. Gold has been waiting to see you all day. She was afraid you had forgotten all about her.”
The rabbi apologized, and went straight to Mrs. Gold’s room. He sat down in the chair next to her bed and after he said a few words of encouragement to her, she began to talk about her day.
While he was listening, he noticed a small bowl of peanuts next to her, so he interrupted and asked her if she would mind if he took a few of the peanuts.
“No, of course not,” she replied and continued talking at length about her day.
A few minutes later, Rabbi Levy interrupted her again and said, “Mrs. Gold, I’m so sorry but I’ve eaten almost all of your peanuts.”
Mrs. Gold smiled at him and said, “Don’t worry about it Rabbi, I can’t eat peanuts — I just like to nibble the chocolate off them.”
From Oy! The Ultimate Book of Jewish Jokes, by David Minkoff