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Commentary on the World

Which One of us is the Doctor?

A doctor, a lawyer, and a mathematician are all hanging out at the bar. They all went got their undergraduate degrees from the same institution, so they have been good friends for quite while, but their interests were a bit divergent. Somehow or another, they get to talking about relationships. The lawyer proclaims that, while he is not married, he has a beautiful mistress.

“It is far better to have a mistress than a wife,” he says. “A mistress is never going to divorce you and take your money, and if you get tired of her, you can dump her and find someone younger and more attractive. I don’t understand why anyone would ever want to get married!”

The doctor responds, “I must say that I disagree. I have been happily married for 15 years, and I just can’t see any other way to live. I have my wife’s nearly unconditional love, and she is there for me whether I am healthy or not. She takes care of me, and I take care of her, and there is no chance that she is just going to leave me one day. I would much rather have the steady, warm relationship of a wife than the flash-in-the-pan mistress.”

The mathematician comments, “You are both wrong. It is best to have both a wife and a mistress. Then you can tell your wife that you are with your mistress, tell your mistress that you are with your wife, and you can go into the office and get some work done.”

I’m just happy that there’s a joke that involves a lawyer, where the lawyer isn’t the butt of it - ha ha.