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           Too Clever

             Text A
    A farmer who liveda small village suffered fromsevere painthe chest. This never seemedget any better. The farmer eventually decided that he would consultdoctorthe nearest town. But as he wasmiserly person he thought he would find out what he would havepay this doctor. He was told thatpatient hadpay three poundsthe first visitone poundthe second' visit. The farmer thought about this forlong time,then he decidedgoconsultdoctorthe town.


    As he came intodoctor's consulting room, he said causally,´ Good morning, doctor. Heream again.' The doctor waslittle surprised. He asked himfew questions, examinedchestthen tookpound whichfarmer insistedgiving him. Thendoctor said withsmile , Well , sir. There's nothing new. Please continuetakesame medicinegave youfirst time you camesee me.'


             Text B
    A man wentseedoctor one day because he was suffering from painshis stomach. Afterdoctor had examined him carefully, he saidhim, `Well, there's nothing really
wrong with you, I'm gladsay. Your only troublethat you worry too much.

 Do you know,hadman withsame trouble as youherefew weeks ago, andgave himsame advice as I'm goinggive you. He was worried because he couldn't paytailor's bills.told him notworryhead aboutbills any more. He followed my advice,when he camesee me again two days ago, he told me that he now feels quite all right again. '
   `Yes,know all about that,' answeredpatient sadly.`You see , I'm that man's tailor.'

 
 

              Additional Information


Doctor:   Good morning. How are you?
Patient:   I'm very worried; doctor. 
Doctor:   Oh? What are you worried about? 
Patient:   I'm afraid that I'm very ill.
Doctor:   I'm sorryhear that. Why do you think so?
Patient:   Becausefeel tired alltime, even whenwake upthe morning.find 
  very difficultdo any work. have no appetite. My wife cooks me
   delicious meals butcan only eatlittle.
Doctor:   How do you sleep?  
Patient:   Very badly, doctor. 
Doctor:   Do you finddifficultgetsleep, or do you wake up early?
Fatient:   Both, doctor.never getsleep until 2 o'clock andalways wake at 5.
Doctor:   Are you worried about anything?
Patient:   Well , yes ,am. I'm worried about my work. I've just takennew job.
  earnlotmoney but it's difficult work. I'm always afraidmaking
  mistake.
Doctor:  see. Please take off your shirtlie downthe couch.
Patient:   Yes , doctor.(The Doctor examinespatient )
Doctor:   Well , there's nothing very much wrong with you , I'm gladsay. You're
   working too hardworrying too much. Do you take much exercise?
Patient:   No, doctor.never have enough timeexercise.start work very early in 
  morningfinish latethe evening. Thencan't getsleep.Can
   you give me some medicinehelp mesleep?
Doctor:  can, but I'm not going to. You don't need medicine. You need advice.
   Don't work so hard. Too much workbad.you. Don't worry about your
   work. It's sillyworry. Take regular exercise.
Patient:   Butmay lose my job , doctor ! It's hardgetjob like mine.
Doctor:   Then get an easier one , even if you earn less money.
   Which would you rather have, health or wealth?
Patient:   You' re right , doctor. It's more importantbe healthy than wealthy. I'll
   change my job. I'm gratefulyour advice.
Doctor:   Comesee me againa month's time.think you'll bedifferent man !


 

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