Smile of the Day

Life is getting much too serious, yes? Who doesn't need a daily smile?

Friday, November 18

Getting to the root of the matter

For years Joe has been seeing a psychoanalyst to try to get over his fear that he had monsters under his bed. For years he has never once gotten a good night's sleep. Furthermore, his progress is very poor, and he knows it. So one day he gives up on the psychoanalyst and decides to try something different.

A few weeks later, Joe's former psychoanalyst meets his old client in the supermarket, and is amazed to find him looking well-rested, energetic, cheerful. "Doc!" exclaims Joe joyfully, "I am cured!"

"That is great news!" says the psychoanalyst. "You do seem to be doing much better. How?"

"I went to see another doctor," says Joe enthusiastically. "He cured me in just ONE session!"

"One?!" echoes the psychoanalyst incredulously.

"Yeah, one. He is a behaviourist."

"A behaviourist?" asks the psychoanalyst. "How did he cure you in one session?"

"Oh, it was easy," says Joe. "He told me to cut the legs off of my bed."


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