A Story About My PA

In my dictionaries, I found sixteen meanings for the abbreviation "PA", as seen in the following narrative. See how many you can identify on first reading, then use the list below to match up the rest. (I threw in one of my own; it's easy to spot!)

While visiting Altoona, PA, I needed to see a doctor, and naturally there were forms to fill out. If it had been a Medicaid claim, hopefully I would have had PA. Because I didn't have insurance, I had to report my PA salary. Well, I used to work as a PA for a rock band, but that required membership in a PA. Now I make more as the PA for a manufacturing firm, completing many a PA for raw materials. Later on, I hope to be a PA for the same airline where I used to work in the freight department, figuring the PA for each damaged shipment. Anyway, I'm just glad I'm not one of those poor people who has to go on PA; I had enough money in my PA to pay for the visit. They also wanted to know whether I had turned over PA to anyone else, which of course I haven't. I sat in the waiting room until they called my name on the PA system. It sounded kind of weak; it probably needed a new PA. When I got to the examining room, I found that instead of an MD, I would be treated by a PA. Although I was sick, not a hair was out of place, since I take better care of my PA than I do my health. --PA

  1. Particular Average
  2. Passenger Agent
  3. Paul Anderson
  4. PennsylvaniA
  5. Per Annum
  6. Personal Appearance
  7. Physician's Assistant
  8. Power Amplifier
  9. Power of Attorney
  10. Press Agent
  11. Prior Authorization
  12. Private Account
  13. Professional Association
  14. Public Address
  15. Public Assistance
  16. Purchase Authorization
  17. Purchasing Agent
Puzzle Answer

This story is fiction, a Phantasmic Account, you might say. Any resemblance to Persons Actual (living or dead) or Physical Acts (real or fantasized) is Purely Accidental.