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A joke [Dec. 19th, 2001|11:56 am]
Peter Sheil
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 become 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 clever. I think I'll try
that at the next house."

Arriving at the next house, they spent several minutes talking
with an elderly 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."
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