There is something that most of us know about doctors, but we don’t typically give it much thought. They tend to get themselves in some rather strange situations, and there may be some unusual requests that are coming from the patients. It’s all part of the job, and it’s something they see every day.
When we hear about what this doctor had to go through in the following joke, we realize that sometimes, things go too far. The doctor was good-natured about the suggestion, but by the end, he was just as confused as his patient.
A man goes to a doctor and says, “Doc, you gotta check my leg. Something’s wrong. Just put your ear up to my thigh, you’ll hear it!”
The doctor cautiously placed his ear to the man’s thigh only to hear, “Gimme 20 bucks, I really need 20 bucks.”
“I’ve never seen or heard anything like this before, how long has this been going on.” The doctor asked.
“That’s nothing Doc. put your ear to my knee.”
The doctor put his ear to the man’s knee and heard it say “Man, I really need 10 bucks, just lend me 10 bucks!!”
“Sir, I really don’t know what to tell you. I’ve never seen anything like this.” The doctor was dumbfounded.
“Wait Doc, that’s not it. There’s more, just put your ear up to my ankle,” the man urged him.
The doctor did as the man said and was blown away to hear his ankle plead, “Please, I just need 5 bucks. Lend me 5 bucks please if you can.”
I have no idea what to tell you,” the doctor said. “There’s nothing about it in my books,” he said as he frantically searched all his medical reference books.
“I can make a well educated guess though. Based on life and all my previous experience I’d say your leg appears to be broke in three places.”