As a child, I always had a fear of someone under the bed at night. So I went to a shrink and told him:
“I've got problems. Every time I go to bed I think there’s somebody under it. I'm scared. I think I'm going crazy.”
“Just put yourself in my hands for one year,” said the shrink.... “Come talk to me three times a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears.”
“How much do you charge?”
“$150. per visit,” replied the doctor
“I'll sleep on it,” I said.
Six months later the doctor met me on the street. “Why didn't you come to see me about those fears you were having?” he asked.
“Well, $150 a visit, three times a week for a year, is $23,400.00.
A bartender cured me for $10.00. I was so happy to have saved all that money that I went and bought a new pickup truck.”
“Is that so?” With a bit of an attitude he said, “and how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?”
“He told me to cut the legs off the bed.
Ain’t nobody under there now.
It’s always better to get a second opinion.
contributed by Eileen Jewell