An old physician, Dr. Gordon Geezer, became very bored in retirement and decided to re-open a medical clinic.
He put a sign up outside that said: “Dr. Geezer’s clinic. Get your treatment for £500 – if not cured, I’ll pay you £1,000.”
Dr. David Young, who was positive that this old geezer didn’t know much about modern medicine, thought this would be a great opportunity to get £1,000. So he went to Dr. Geezer’s clinic.
Dr. Young: “Dr. Geezer, I have lost all taste in my mouth. Can you please help me?”
Dr. Geezer: “Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in Dr. Young’s mouth.”
Dr. Young: “Aaagh! — This is petrol!” Dr. Geezer: “Congratulations! You’ve got your taste back. That will be £500.”
Dr. Young gets annoyed and goes back after a couple of days to try to recover his money.
Dr. Young: “I have lost my memory, I really can’t remember anything.”
Dr. Geezer: “Nurse, please bring medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in the patient’s mouth.”
Dr. Young: “Oh, no you don’t – that is petrol again!”
Dr. Geezer: “Congratulations! You’ve got your memory back. That will be £500.”
Dr. Young (having now lost £1000) leaves angrily and plans his revenge after several more days.
Dr. Young: “My eyesight has become very weak — I can hardly see anything!”
Dr. Geezer: “Well, I’m afraid I don’t have any cure for that so here’s your £1000 back” (giving him a £10 note).
Dr. Young: “But this is only £10!”
Dr. Geezer: “Congratulations! You’ve got your vision back! That will be £500!”
Just because you’re “Young” doesn’t mean that you can outsmart an “old Geezer”