Friday, May 06, 2011

Always seek a second opinion.....

So old it's new again!

The doctor said, 'Joe, the good news is I can cure your headaches. The bad news is that it will require castration. You have a very rare condition, which causes your testicles to press on a nerve at the base of your spine and the pressure creates one hell of a headache. The only way to relieve the pressure is to remove the testicles.'

Joe was shocked and depressed. He wondered if he had anything to live for.
He had no choice but to go under the knife.

When he left the hospital a few days later, he was without a headache for the first time in 20 years, but he felt like he was missing an important part of himself...

As he walked down the street, he realized that he felt like a different person.

He could make a new beginning and live a new life.

He saw a men's clothing store and thought, 'That's what I need... A new suit...'

He entered the shop and told the salesman, 'I'd like to try on a new suit please...'

The elderly tailor eyed him briefly and said, 'Let's see now... Size 44 long should do it'

Joe laughed, 'Wow, that's right; how did you know?'

'Oh, I've been in the business 40 years sir!' the tailor said.

Joe tried on the suit, it fit perfectly.

As Joe admired himself in the mirror, the salesman asked, 'How about a new shirt to go with that lovely suit sir?'

Joe thought for a moment and then said, 'Sure, why not.'

The salesman eyed Joe for a moment and said, 'Let's see, 34 sleeve and 16 1/2 neck.'

Joe was surprised again, 'You're absolutely right, how did you guess that?'

'Been in the business 40 years sir.'

Joe tried on the shirt and it fit like a glove!

Joe walked comfortably around the shop and the salesman asked, 'How about some new underwear?'

Joe thought for a moment and said, 'Sure, I might as well.'

The salesman said, 'Let's see... Size 36.'

Joe laughed, 'Ah ha! I got you! I've worn a size 34 since I was 18 years old.'

The salesman shook his head, 'No way! You can't wear a size 34 sir. A size 34 would press your testicles up against the base of your spine and give you one hell of a headache!!'

New suit .........................$400
New shirt........................$36
New underwear..............$6
Second Opinion.............. PRICELESS!!

Moral of the story - Not all professionals are ethical and honest. One has to outsmart their truth by seeking another opinion.


Wan said...

Hi Robert,
This really put a smile on me...
Enjoy your weekend...

best regards,

Robert Foo said...

Hi Wan,

I hope my cheekiness on this posting hasn't offended any readers out there.