March 26, 2007 9:48pm CST
A gynecologist had become fed up with his career, with all the business of malpractice law suits, and insurance, he was quite frankly on the verge of being completely burned out. Considering other careers where skillful hands might be beneficial, he finally decided to become a mechanic. He went to the local technical college, found out what was involved, and signed up for the night classes. For months he attended diligently, and learned all he could about being a mechanic. As time for the practical exam approached, where he would have to demonstrate the skills he had learned, he prepared carefully. When the exam was over, he felt that he had completed the exam with tremendous skill. When the results came back, he was surprised to see that he had been given a score of 150%. Wondering if there had been an error, he called the instructor over saying, "I don't want to appear ungrateful for such an outstanding result, but I wondered if there's been an error in my score which might need adjusting?" The instructor calmly explained, "During the exam, you took the engine apart perfectly, which was worth 50% of your total mark. Then you put the engine back together perfectly, which was worth another 50%." He said, "But you earned an extra 50% for doing all of that through the muffler."
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27 Mar 07
oKAY, I don't have one as good as that, but it is a similar story. A doctor takes his car to his mechanic who complains about how much doctors charge. The mechanic does not think it is fair. After all, the mechanic says, I change the oil in a car just like you might give a blood transfusion. So, I don't understand why you should charge so much more. The doctor replied that if the mechanic wanted a better understanding of why he, the doctor, charged so much more, the next time he changed the oil in a car he should do it with the motor running.