An old geezer became very bored in retirement and decided to open his own medical clinic.
He rented a small office and put up a sign up outside that said: “Doctor Geezer’s clinic. Get your treatment for $500. If you are not cured, get back $1,000”.
A young man, who was positive that this old geezer didn’t know jack about medicine, thought that this would be a great opportunity to get some money for nothing.
So, he went to Dr. Geezer’s clinic.
Young Man: “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 this young man’s mouth”.
So the nurse went across to the medicine cupboard, opened up a box with the number 22 on the side, pulled out a small bottle filled with a clearish liquid and put three drops onto a teaspoon. She then put the the liquid into the young man’s mouth.
Young Man: Aaagh !! — “This is Gasoline!”
Dr. Geezer: “Congratulations! You have got your taste back. That will be $500”.
The young man got really annoyed with himself and went back to Dr. Geezer’s clinic after a couple of days, having figured out a way that he could recover his money.
Young Man: “I have lost my memory, I cannot remember anything”.
Dr. Geezer: “Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in the patient’s mouth”.
Young Man: “Oh, no you don’t, that is gasoline!”
Dr. Geezer: “Congratulations! You’ve got your memory back . That will be $500”.
The young man, after being tricked twice and now having lost $1,000, left angrily, but came back after several more days, determined to get his money back.
Young Man: “My eyesight has become weak, I can hardly see anything!”
Dr. Geezer: “Well, I don’t have any medicine for that so, here is your $1,000 back”.
The doctor hands the young man a $10 bill.
Young Man: “But this is only $10!”
Dr. Geezer: “Congratulations! You got your vision back! That will be $500”.
The moral of this story:
Just because you’re “Young” doesn’t mean that you can outsmart an “old Geezer”.
Remember: Don’t make old people mad. We don’t like being old in the first place, so it doesn’t take much to tick us off.
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