Heard on Jay Leno’s monologue: The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.
Doctor Vs. Mechanic
Shankar was removing some engine valves from a car when he spotted the famous heart surgeon Dr. MD, who was standing off to the side, waiting for the service manager. Shankar, somewhat of a loud mouth, shouted across the garage, “Hey Doc…Is that you? Come over here a minute.”
The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to where Shankar was working on a car. Shankar in a loud voice, all could hear, said argumentatively, “So Mr. fancy doctor, look at this work. I also take valves out, grind ‘em, put in new parts, and when I finish this baby will purr like a kitten. So how come you get the big bucks, when you and me are doing basically the same work?”
Dr MD, very embarrassed, walked away and said softly, to Shankar, “Try doing your work with the engine running.”
A new patient was quite upset when the doctor’s nurse led him to a small, curtained cubicle and told him to undress. “But I only want the doctor to look at an ingrown toenail!” he protested.
“Our rule is that everyone must undress,” replied the nurse as she handed him a very skimpy johnny.
“That’s a stupid rule,” grumbled the patient, “making me undress just to look at my toe.”
“That’s nothing,” growled a voice from the next cubicle. “I just came to fix the phones!”