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Old Dr. Carver still made house calls. One afternoon he was called to the
Tuttle house. Mrs. Tuttle was in terrible pain. The doctor came out of the
bedroom a minute after he'd gone in and asked Mr. Tuttle, "Do you have a
hammer?"
A puzzled Mr. Tuttle went to the garage, and returned with a hammer. The
doctor thanked him and went back into the bedroom. A moment later, he came out
and asked, "Do you have a chisel?" Mr. Tuttle complied with the request.
In the next ten minutes, Dr. Carver asked for and received a pair of pliers, a
screwdriver and a hacksaw. The last request got to Mr. Tuttle. He asked, "What
are you doing to my wife?"
"Not a thing," replied old doc Carver. "I can't get my instrument bag open."