The old man was stiff-legged and walking slowly.
One student said to his friend, “I’m sure that poor old man has Peltry Syndrome. Those people walk just like that”.
The other student said, “No, I don’t think so. The old man surely has Zovitzki Syndrome. He walks slowly and his legs are apart just as we learned in class”.
Since they couldn’t agree on their diagnosis, they decided to ask the old man.
So, they walked across the road and approached him.
One of the students said to him, “We are medical students from the university and couldn’t help but notice the way you walk. However, we couldn’t agree on the syndrome you might have. Could you tell us what it is?”
The old man said, “I will tell you, but first you tell me what you two fine medical students think”.
The first student said, “I think it’s Peltry Syndrome”.
The old man said, “You thought……. but you are wrong”.
The other student said, “I think you have Zovitzki Syndrome”.
The old man said, “You thought……. but you are also wrong”.
So, intrigued, the medical students asked him, “Well, old man, what do you have?”
The old man said, “I thought it was gas……. but I was wrong, too!”
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