May 2, 2014 § 1 Comment
Or maybe a doctor joke …
A doctor and a lawyer are having a pleasant conversation at a weekend cocktail party when a woman interrupts, elbowing the lawyer aside.
“Doctor,” she says, “I have a pain right here, and it won’t go away. What should I do?”
The doctor politely gives her an opinion and suggests she make an appointment to see him within a week. Satisfied, she wanders off into the crowd.
The doctor turns to the lawyer and says,”People do that all the time, and I don’t know how to handle it. How do you discourage people from approaching you outside your office for free legal opinions?”
“Well,” said the lawyer, “what I do is I give them an answer to their question and then send them a bill the next day. Works like a charm.”
“Excellent advice,” said the doctor. “First thing Monday, I’ll send her a bill.”
On Monday, the doctor arrives at his clinic and exuberantly tells his secretary to send a bill for $75 to the lady, for “Consultation at cocktail party.”
Still chuckilng over his cleverness, the doctor enters his office and sits down to read his mail. There, among his other correspondence, is a bill from the lawyer for $200 for “Billing advice at cocktail party.”