Mr. Smith goes to the doctor's office to collect his wife's test
The lab technician says to him, "I'm sorry, sir, but there has been a
of a mix-up and we have a problem. When we sent the samples from your
wife to the lab, the samples from another Mrs. Smith were sent as well
and we are now uncertain which one is your wife's. Frankly, it is either
bad or terrible!"
"What do you mean?" said Mr. Smith.
"Well, one Mrs. Smith has tested positive for Alzheimer's, and the other
Mrs. Smith has tested positive for AIDS. We can't tell which is your
That's terrible!" said Mr. Smith. "Can't we do the test over?"
Normally, yes. But the HMO won't pay for these expensive tests more than
Well, what am I supposed to do now?" said Mr. Smith.
"The HMO recommends that you drop your wife off in the middle of town.
she finds her way home, don't sleep with her."