The Doctor

Survey results should be finished this week... - Roshan

There once was a man who admitted at the very outset that he couldn't afford
the $500 fee charged by the doctor, who was the most famous, and the most
expensive.

In a good mood, the doctor reduced the tab to $400.  "But Doc," pleaded the
man, "I have a wife and five kids to support. ", and the fee was lowered to
$250.

"For me, that's a month's rent, " sighed the man - and it was in this way
that the fee went down to $100, and finally to $30.

"I'm the top specialist in my field, " the doctor said, "and admittedly the
highest priced.  Why did you come to me anyhow?"

"Because, " asserted the man vehemently, "when my health is involved, money
is no object!"

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This message was sent on 16 Sep 1996