Cost of Health Care
A man goes to consult a famous specialist about his medical problem.
"How much do I owe you?"
"My fee is fifty ruples," replies the physician.
"Fifty ruples? That's impossible."
"In your case," the doctor replies, "I suppose I could adjust my fee to
"Thirty ruples for one visit? Ridiculous."
"Well, then, could you afford twenty ruples?"
"Who has so much money?"
"Look," replies the doctor, growing irritated, "Just give me five ruples
and be gone."
"I can give you two ruples." says the man. "Take it or leave it."
"I don't understand you," says the doctor."Why did you come to the most
expensive doctor in Warsaw?"
"Listen, Doctor," says the patient. "When it comes to my health, nothing
is too expensive."