May 30th, 2005, 05:12 AM
Mr. Smith goes to the doctor's office to get his wife's test results.
The lab technician says to him, "I'm very sorry, sir, but we've had a
bit of a problem. At the same time we sent your wife's
samples to the lab, the lab also received samples from another Mrs.
Smith, and now we're not sure which results are your
wife's. But, frankly, it's either bad news or terrible news!"
"What do you mean?" said Mr. Smith.
"Well, one Mrs. Smith tested positive for Alzheimer's, and the other
Mrs. Smith tested positive for AIDS. And we can't tell
which is your wife's test."
"This is terrible!" cries Mr. Smith. "Can't we do the test over?"
"Normally, yes," Says the technician, "but you have Blue Cross Blue
Shield Health Care, and they won't pay for these expensive tests
more than once."
"Well, what am I supposed to do now?" said Mr. Smith.
"Blue Cross Blue Shield recommends that you drop your wife off in the
middle of town. If she finds her way home, don't sleep with her."
"Experience is the hardest teacher, it gives the test first and the lesson after." Anonymous