An old geezer became very bored in retirement and decided to open a medical clinic. He put a sign up outside that said, “Dr Geezer’s Clinic. Get your treatment for $500, and if not cured, get $1000 back.”
Dr Young, who was positive that this old geezer didn’t know beans about medicine, thought this would be a great opportunity to get $1000. So he went to Dr Geezer’s clinic.
This is what happened:
Dr Young: “Dr Geezer, I have lost all taste in my mouth. Can you please help me?”
Dr Geezer: “Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22, and put three drops in Dr Young’s mouth.”
Dr Young: “Aaargh! This is gasoline!”
Dr Geezer: “Congratulations! You’ve got your taste back. That will be $500.”
Dr Young gets annoyed and, after devising a scheme to recover his lost money, goes back after a few days.
Dr Young: “I have lost my memory; I cannot remember anything.”
Dr Geezer: “Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 and put three drops in the patient’s mouth.”
Dr Young: “Oh, no you don’t! That’s gasoline!”
Dr Geezer: “Congratulations! You’ve got your memory back. That will be $500.”
Dr Young (now having lost $1000) leaves angrily and comes back after several more days.
Dr Young: “My eyesight has become weak. I can hardly see anything!”
Dr Geezer: “Well, I don’t have any medicine for that so, here’s your $1000 back (giving him a $10 bill).
Dr Young: “But this is only $10!”
Dr Geezer: “Congratulations! You got your vision back! That will be $500.”
Moral of story? Just because you’re ‘young’ doesn’t mean that you can outsmart an old geezer!