Sometimes even when people mean well they can create more problems than they solve. One young pastor was making hospital rounds for the first time with a visit to an elderly parishioner. He came in and plopped down on the side of her bed. He inquired aggressively into the nature of her surgery. It went on like this until finally he said, "Before I leave is there anything else I can do for you?"

To that the sweet-spirited lady replied, "Well, if you wouldn't mind, you could take your foot off my oxygen hose."