Saturday, September 15, 2007

Doctor Jokes

With the debut of any new medical drama on television, medical students will invariably post notices on various newsgroups asking why the writers for these programs felt it necessary to portray certain doctors as extremely arrogant individuals.

Perhaps they were unfamiliar with this old doctor joke:

A doctor dies and his soul travels up to Heaven. When he gets to the Pearly Gates, he sees a long line of people waiting to be approved for entrance into Heaven. He marches up to St. Peter and says, "You know, down on earth I was a doctor. Surely that should earn me the privilege of not having to wait in line."
"Quite to the contrary," replies St. Peter. "You'll have to wait your turn just like everyone else."
Five minutes later, the doctor sees someone walk by in a long, white lab coat with a stethoscope hanging from his neck. The man walks right through the Pearly Gates. The doctor goes back up to St. Peter and says "I just saw a doctor enter Heaven without having to wait in line. Aren't I entitled to the same professional courtesy?"
"I'm sorry, but you're new around here and obviously don't understand," replies St. Peter. "That was the Lord. Sometimes he just likes to think he's a doctor."

Next: Battling The "God" Complex

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