Near Death Experience
Santa Singh was in the hospital, near death, so the family sent for his friend Banta.
As Banta Singh stood beside the bed, Santa Singh’s frail condition grew worse, and he motioned frantically for something to write on.
Banta Singh lovingly handed him a pen and piece of paper, and Santa used his last ounce of strength to scribble a note. Then he died.
Banta Singh thought it best not to look at the note just then, so he slipped it into his jacket pocket. Several days later, at the funeral, Banta Singh was visiting Santa’s family. He realized that he was wearing the same jacket that he’d worn the day Santa died.
‘You know,’ he said, ‘Santa handed me a note just before he died. I haven’t read it, but knowing Santa, I’m sure there’s a word of inspiration there for us all.’
He unfolded the note and read aloud, ‘Hey, you’re standing on my oxygen tube.’