9 Readers Digest Headlines You Can’t Live Without

I have been meaning to write this post for a long time!  Every time I get my Reader’s Digest in the mail, I am amused, (and slightly alarmed) at the headlines on the cover.  It seems that in the absence of Readers’ Digest to save us, we are all on the brink of utter ruin!  Personally, I am thankful to Readers’ Digest for  single-handedly saving humanity as we know it.

Readers Digest

Here are some of the more important headlines from them.  Apparently there are a LOT of juicy secrets being kept by the “establishment!” And 13 is a very secretive number!

13 Things Your Plumber Wont’ Tell You

For Example, “I’m not a babysitter, mover or mechanic.  Don’t ask.”  uh… OK, I’ll remember that.

15 Secrets the Emergency Room Staff Won’t Tell You

Waiting is good, it means you’re not going to die.”   Well, idn’t that speeecial?

13 Things Your Tax Accountant Won’t Tell You

“Make it a priority to keep good personal financial records.” I’m so glad RD exposed this ground breaking information!

20 Secrets Your Waiter Won’t Tell You

“Even at the best breakfast buffet in the world, 99 times out of 100, the big pan of scrambled eggs is made from a powder.” OK, that is kinda gross.

13 Things Your Shoe Salesman Won’t Tell You

“I’ve spent 30 minutes with you, and then you tell me you need your wife’s approval? News flash: She doesn’t need yours. Next time, bring her along.” Well, actually, Mr. Shoe Salesman, that’s our way of saying we don’t like your shoes, but we don’t want to hurt your feelings.

13 Things Your Child’s Teacher Won’t Tell You

When I hear a loud belch, I remember that a student’s manners are a reflection of his parents’.” OUCH!

And then, there are the articles that go into the category of “ew”

Can You Spot the BedBug?

um… NO!  And quit grossing me out!

And of course the category of “duh”

5 Helpful Tips for Tax Time

“1. Make no mistake” Well, OK, then, thanks for that tip.

And last but certainly not least, I have to give a shout out to the ONE, single Readers’ Digest article that has saved my life on numerous occasions

13 Essential Steps to Survive an Alien Invasion

You may laugh, but I’m still alive, aren’t I?

And now I’m hoping you’ll help me with my next submission to Reader’s Digest: 13 Secrets Moms Won’t Tell You! Would you leave one in the comments? You might be featured in Reader’s Digest. OK, who am I fooling? They’re probably not going to accept it since I just poked harmless fun at their Magazine, but we can hope!

In all actuality, I do love Reader’s Digest.  The jokes always make me laugh, and I usually learn something new, however obscure it might be!

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  1. Catherine B
    Twitter: shoeboxdaily

    When reading a book that is WAY too long, to my small people (who can’t yet read) I sometimes paraphrase (okay skip whole sentences) to shorten it up.
    .-= Catherine B´s last blog ..Friends =-.


    Twitter: reallifesarah

    I do that too!! Not so much now that my 9 year old looks over my shoulder. But sometimes she’ll keep the secret!


  2. LizzieB
    Twitter: LizzieBtv

    Oh here’s one that got me fired up. Moms I know wouldn’t talk about all the “frozen food” they relied on for their family meals. For the longest time I thought I was the only slacker mom!
    .-= LizzieB´s last blog ..Behind the Scenes of a Talk Show: LizzieB on The View From the Bay =-.


    Twitter: reallifesarah

    Good one, Lizzie!!


  3. Too funny! I also get Reader’s Digest! Find humor in some of the jokes and sometimes it is just good to be able to read something that won’t take you more than 5 minutes!


  4. Muthering Heights
    Twitter: MutheringHeight

    LOL, oh my! 😛
    .-= Muthering Heights´s last blog ..A Few Noteworthy Notes =-.


  5. Shell
    Twitter: 2BeStill

    Moms won’t tell you that the TV ***gasp!!*** is your friend. Especially with channels like Sprout and Noggin/Nick Jr. Sometimes you’ve just got to take a shower and know that the house won’t be destroyed while you’re in there!


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