One day, in line at the company cafeteria,
Joe says to Mike behind him,
"My elbow hurts like heck. I guess
I'd better see a doctor."
"Listen, you don't have to spend
that kind of money,"
"There's a diagnostic computer down at Costco.
Just give it a urine sample and the computer
will tell you what's wrong and
what to do about it.
It takes ten seconds and costs ten dollars -
A lot cheaper than a doctor."
So, Joe deposits a urine sample
in a small jar and takes it
He deposits ten dollars and the computer
lights up and asks for the urine sample...
He pours the sample into the slot and waits.
Ten seconds later, the computer
ejects a printout:
"You have tennis elbow.
Soak your arm in warm water and
avoid heavy activity..
It will improve in two weeks.
Thank you for shopping @ Costco.."
That evening, while thinking how amazing
this new technology was, Joe began
wondering if the computer
could be fooled.
He mixed some tap water,
a stool sample from his dog,
urine samples from his wife and daughter, and
a sperm sample from himself
for good measure.
Joe hurries back to Costco, eager to
check the results..
He deposits ten dollars,
pours in his concoction, and
awaits the results .
The computer prints the following:
1. Your tap water is too hard.
Get a water softener. (Aisle 9)
2. Your dog has ringworm..
Bathe him with anti-fungal shampoo. (Aisle 7)
3. Your daughter has a cocaine habit.
Get her into rehab.
4. Your wife is pregnant. Twins.
They aren't yours..
Get a lawyer.
5. If you don't stop playing with yourself,
your elbow will never get better
Thank you for shopping @ Costco!