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    Flattery, The Best Medicine

    | Germany |

    (An elderly lady fell down in her apartment and has a cut on her wrist.)

    Coworker: “Ma’am, I am afraid, we have to go to the hospital. You will need stitches for that cut and an X-Ray to make sure your wrist isn’t broken.”

    Patient: “No, I don’t wanna go. Just give me a shot and it will be okay.”

    Coworker: “You mean for the pain?”

    Patient: “No, so it will heal!”

    Coworker: “Ma’am, I’m afraid we don’t have this kind of medication.”

    Patient: “But it worked last time!”

    Coworker: “Someone gave you a shot and the wrist healed by itself?”

    Patient: “No, my sugar was too high and they gave me a shot and everything was okay!”

    Coworker: “I see… well I can’t fool you, you know this stuff! Listen, I can give you a shot for the broken wrist, but this counteracts the anti-sugar medicine. So everytime your sugar is too high, you can never get a shot again.”

    Patient: “Never ever?”

    Coworker: “Never ever again…”

    Patient: “So why didn’t you just say so in the first place?”

    Coworker: “Well, not every patient has such an understanding of medicine as you, so I always try to keep it simple.”

    Patient: “Okay, then let’s go to the hospital.”

    Coworker: “Gladly.”