Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The tuba trio

By the sheerest of coincidences, Spot’s pals Dave Thul, VOR, and Tom Horner all had their colonoscopies scheduled the same morning at the same gastroenterology office. What are the chances of that?

Well, as the three of them lounge in the recovery room after the, um, procedure, farting merrily away like the tuba section warming up, they compare notes:

VOR: How’d you guys do?

Tom: Negative.

Dave: Me too.

VOR: Damn, what a waste of money. Mine was negative, too.

Tom: All of this defensive medicine is such crap.

Dave: This is why we need tort reform.

VOR: You know, my wife had a mammogram last week, and it was negative, too.

Dave: Doctors are afraid of their own shadows these days. This is a sorry state of affairs.

Dave: Think of how bad it will be if we reform the health care system!

VOR: Before you know it, everyone will think they’re entitled to a colonoscopy after age fifty.

Tom: There won’t be any benefits to being rich left!

Dialogue inspired by the comments to this post.

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