Ever since I was a child, I’ve always had a fear of someone under my bed at night. So, I went to a shrink and told him: I’ve got problems. Every time I go to bed, I think there’s somebody under it. I’m scared. I think I’m going crazy.
Just put yourself in my hands for one year, said the shrink. Come talk to me three times a week and we should be able to get rid of those fears.
How much do you charge I asked?
One hundred fifty dollars per visit, replied the doctor.
I’ll sleep on it, I said.
Six months later the doctor met me on the street. Why didn’t you come to see me about those fears you were having? He asked.
Well, $150 a visit, three times a week for a year, is $23,400. A bartender cured me for $10.00. I was so happy to have saved all that money that I went and bought a new pickup truck.
Is that so? With a bit of an attitude he said, and how, may I ask, did a bartender cure you?
He told me to cut the legs off the bed. Ain’t nobody under there now.
It’s always better to get a second opinion.