I recently went to see my doctor to have him check me for a nasty-won’t-go-away cold. Of course before one can see the doctor one must see Delores the Medical Assistant. When I went in Delores said, “Hop up on the scales… OK, well crawl up on the scales.” I did and immediately told Delores that their scales were faulty. I said, “They over-weighed me.” She said, “By about thirty pounds because you just weighed at home and your scales were that much different? Right?” I told her, “Wow, that’s right… how did you know that?” She rolled here eyes said it was a lucky guess. Delores is a very skilled professional.
Suddenly I thought of a way to influence Delores the Medical Assistant and said: “People are happier to be right than to be happy… and People would rather be right than be happy.” She slowly looked at me and asked: “Are you still taking all your meds on schedule?” I told her I was taking the little blue ones and the little white ones, green ones, big ones, little ones, oval shaped ones, flat ones, orange ones, the capsules, the square ones and the little red ones. She immediately wanted to know if I was taking the big purple ones. I told her I did not know for sure. She said, “I will make a note for the doctor.” I don’t think Delores cares much for philosophy in the exam rooms. But, I think my cold is already considerably better just visiting with Delores and getting out of the Weigh In and exam room. I suppose I saw the doctor…
I’m headed over to the other side of the Pond for Cuban Coffee and Fig Newtons. I want to replay the “People are happier to be right than to be happy” and see if it needs tuned up a bit. I also bought a eucalyptus inhaler for Pond Side.
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Jesus