(nil): Theodoros Abazis (ta(@)cedefop.gr)
Ημερομηνία: Πεμ 17 Απρ 1997 - 10:00:14 EEST
A man complained to his friends "My elbow really hurts. I guess I should
see a doctor." His friend offered, "Don't do that!!! There's a computer at
the drug store that can diagnose anything, quicker and cheaper than a
doctor. Simply put in a sample of your urine and the computer will
diagnose your problem and tell you what you can do about it. It only costs
The man figured he had nothing to lose, so he filled a jar with a urine
sample and went to the drug store. Finding the computer, he poured in the
sample and deposited the $10.00. The computer started making some noises
and the various lights started flashing. After a brief pause out popped a
small slip of paper on which was printed:
You have tennis elbow
Soak your arm in warm water.
Avoid heavy labor
It will be better in two weeks.
Late that evening while thinking how amazing this new technology was and
how it would change medical science forever, he began to wonder if this
machine could be fooled. He decided to give it a try. He mixed together
some tap water, a stool sample from his dog and urine samples from his
wife and daughter. To top it off, he masturbated into the concoction. He
went back to the drug store, located the machine, poured in the sample and
deposited the $10.00. The machine again made the usual noise and printed
out the following analysis:
Your tap water is too hard
Get a water softener.
Your dog has worms
Give him vitamins.
Your daughter's on drugs
Put her in rehab.
Your wife's pregnant
It ain't yours---get a lawyer.
And if you don't stop jerking off
Your tennis elbow will never get better.