One day, in line at the company cafeteria, Joe says to Mike behind him, “My elbow hurts like hell. I guess I’d better see a Doctor.”
“Listen, you don’t have to spend that kind of money,” Mike replies.
“There’s a diagnostic computer down at Costco. Just give it a urine sample and the computer will tell you what’s wrong, and what to do about it. It takes ten seconds and costs ten dollars - a lot cheaper than a Doctor.”
So, Joe deposits a urine sample in a small jar and takes it to Costco.
He deposits ten dollars and the computer lights up and asks for the urine sample.... He pours the sample into the slot and waits.
Ten seconds later, the computer ejects a printout:
“You have tennis elbow. Soak your arm in warm water and avoid heavy activity. It will improve in two weeks.
Thank you for shopping @ Costco.”
That evening, while thinking how amazing this new technology was, Joe began wondering if the computer could be fooled.
He mixed some tap water, a stool sample from his dog, urine samples from his wife and daughter, and a sperm sample from himself for good measure.
Joe hurries back to Costco, eager to check the results. He deposits ten dollars, pours in his concoction, and awaits the results.
The computer prints the following:
1. Your tap water is too hard. Get a water softener. (Aisle 9)
2. Your dog has ringworm. Bathe him with anti-fungal shampoo. (Aisle 7)
3. Your daughter has a cocaine habit. Get her into rehab.
4. Your wife is pregnant. Twins. They aren’t yours... Get a lawyer.
5. If you don’t stop playing with yourself, your elbow will never get better!
Thank you for shopping @ Costco!
Clues that can help to determine the most likely diagnosis
when illness is present
I speak two languages, English and Body. - Mae West
God heals, and the doctor takes the fees. - Benjamin Franklin
The way a doctor writes out a subscription. - Archie Bunker
I've tried body surfing. It's nice. - Ziggy Marley
The doctor is to be feared more than the disease. - French Proverb
The No. 1 cause of bankruptcies is medical bills. - Michael Moore
My doctor tells me I got a communications disease. - Archie Bunker
When I first found out I had diabetes I denied it. - Nell Carter
A room without books is like a body without a soul. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree. - Spike Milligan
There are life-threatening issues related to diabetes. - Stephen Wallem
When the problem is worry, the prescription is prayer. - David Jeremiah
Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. - Seneca
A sweating ovary or a sick prostate explains most history. - Martin H. Fischer
No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish. - Kin Hubbard
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. - Jim Rohn
Stories are memory aids, instruction manuals and moral compasses. - Aleks Krotoski
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. - Dorothy Parker
My doctor gave me two weeks to live. I hope they're in August. - Ronnie Shakes
NyQuil on the rocks, for when you're feeling sick but sociable. - Mitch Hedberg
The best way to reduce the cost of medical care is to reduce the illness. - Arlen Specter
If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger. - Frank Lloyd Wright
Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like muscles of the body. - Lynn Jennings
If you are too smart to pay the doctor, you had better be too smart to get ill. - African Proverb
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. - Jonathan Swift
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure. - Jane Austen
No, Doctor, I don't want to grow young again. I just want to keep on growing old. - Madame de Rothschild
The way to deal with the devil of obesity and diabetes is literally one day at a time. - Stephen Furst
Show me a Jewish boy who doesn't go to medical school and I'll show you a lawyer. - Milton Berle
I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. - Henny Youngman
My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it. - Arnold Schwarzenegger
There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them. - Sylvia Plath
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient, whilst Mother Nature takes care of the cure. - Voltaire
Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don't get sick you're missing half the fun. - Flip Wilson
The road to medical knowledge is through the pathological museum and not through an apothecary's shop. - William Withey Gull
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary. - Martin Luther
In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science. - Martin H. Fischer
Even if you don't have time for a big workout, stretching in the morning and night really changes your body. - Erin Heatherton
I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet, so he gave me pep pills. Know what happened? I ate faster. - Joe E. Lewis
The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear. - Daniel Defoe
I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 18. I didn't know what it was, so I went to the library and looked it up. - Ron Santo
I chalk up the fact that I got diabetes to my body saying, 'Dude, you have been doing wrong for way too long!' - Randy Jackson
Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body. - George Carlin
Pride: 1. A disease that makes everyone sick but the one who has it; 2. Pride is what we have - vanity is what others have. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories. - John Gottschall
A good friend will help you move. A really good friend will help you move a body - let me know if I ever need to bring a shovel. - Unknown
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
There is a great difference between mind and body insomuch as body is by nature always divisible, and the mind is entirely indivisible. - Rene Descartes
I'm going to make people happy. I'm going to make them forget about their cancer. I'm going to make them forget about their diabetes. - Dick Dale
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine... Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants. - William Osler
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