Monday, February 11, 2008

6 Above zero this morning, but the wind has stopped blowing so hard.

Doctor! Doctor! Give Me The News!

A young doctor had moved out to a small community to replace a doctor Who was retiring. The older gent suggested the young one accompany him on his rounds so the community could come used to a new doctor.

At the first house a woman complained, "I've been a little sick to my stomach." The older doctor said, "Well, you've probably been overdoing the fresh fruit. Why not cut back on the amount you've been eating and see if that does the trick?"

As they left the younger man said, "You didn't even examine that woman. How'd you come to your diagnosis so quickly?" I didn't have to. You noticed I dropped my stethoscope on the floor in there? When I bent over to pick it up, I noticed a half dozen banana peels in the trash. That was what was probably making her sick."

"Huh," the younger doctor said, "pretty sneaky. I think I'll try that at the next house." Arriving at the next house, they spent several minutes talking with another woman. She complained that she just didn't have the energy she once did. I'm feeling terribly run down lately."

You've probably been doing too much work for the church," the younger doctor told her. "Perhaps you should cut back a bit and see if that helps."

As they left, the elder doc said, "Your diagnosis is almost certainly correct, but how did you arrive at it?"

"Well, just like you at the last house, I dropped my stethoscope. When I bent down to retrieve it, I noticed the preacher under the bed."


Old Wom Tigley said...

ha! LOL... I didn't expect that Patty...

Renie Burghardt said...

Haha, that's a good one, Patty. Good thing doctors don't make housecalls around here, goodness knows what they'd see under my bed! LOL.

My daughter and older son live in the greater Cleveland area, and they've had the same weather as you. The high was 6 degrees today, and they're under a heavy snow warning tonight. Of course, they like snow. Go figure.

Stay warm and comfy tonight.


The 4th Sister said...

Ok Ms. Lincoln...My Sister found your blog and 'turned me on to you' I will be back each day for my laugh! With my life I certainly need it!

Anonymous said...

brilliant ,, i love it