Canada Pension Plan
Having reached the age of 62, I went to apply for Canada Pension
last week. After waiting in line for a very long time, I finally
got to the counter. The woman there asked me for my driver's license to
verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized, to my great dismay, that
I had left my wallet on the nightstand in my bedroom. I told the ladythat I
was very sorry, but I seemed to have left my wallet at home. "I'll
have to go get it and come back later," I said.
At that point, she said to me, Unbutton your shirt."
I was confused, but I opened my shirt, revealing lots of curly
silver hair. She said, "That silver hair on your chest is proof enough
for me," and, with that, she promptly processed my application.
When I got home, I couldn't wait to tell my wife about my experience at the Canada
Pension Office. She listened to the whole story and then said, "You should
have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too."