Satiric radio commentry for the 90s from the man who drained Lake Michigan and filled it with hot chocolate!!!

Pregnancy and Handi-Wrap, Located in Aisle 6

Stan Freberg here. Women who can't get pregnant are lining up to have a seat in an Israeli grocery store. In almost every case, a woman who sits on a chair in Aisle 6, soon is with child. What's going on? Be right back. [:60 SPOT BREAK]

Freberg here. In Ashdod, Israel, the line of women starts near the soft drinks and winds toward the Handi-Wrap. The women aren't here just to buy groceries; they've come to the supermarket for a chance to sit on a chair. But not just any old chair.

Two years ago, Rabbi Yitzhak Khoduri, an authority on Jewish mysticism whose followers believe has healing powers, sat on this chair during a ceremony blessing the opening of the supermarket. A few months later, the market's four cashiers all became pregnant. One of them had given up all hope of having a child after 12 years of unsuccessful fertility treatments. The owner then hired six replacement cashiers, and within the year, they too had all requested maternity leaves. A common link was discovered: all ten cashiers had sat on the chair the Rabbi had sat on. Now, according to The Wall Street Journal, anywhwere from 30 to 100 women a day trek to the supermarket to sit on the chair. Hundreds of births have ensued.

Owner Victor Vachnin shrugs and says he's glad they do some grocery shopping after they sit in the chair by the Handi-Wrap in Aisle 6. Any woman who can't seem to get pregnant should hop a plane to Ashdod, Israel. On the other hand, if you don't wish to get pregnant, you can stop by the supermarket, but, uhh...I wouldn't sit down.

Stan Freberg here.

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