Your Duck is Dead--A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinarysurgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vetpulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird'schest.After a moment or two, the vet shook his head andsadly said, "I'm sorry, your duck, Cuddles, haspassed away."The distressed woman wailed, "Are you sure?""Yes, I am sure. Your duck is dead," replied thevet.."How can you be so sure?" she protested. "I meanyou haven't done any testing on him or anythingHe might just be in a coma or something."The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left theroom. He returned a few minutes later with a blackLabrador Retriever. As the duck's owner looked onin amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put hisfront paws on the examination table and sniffed theduck from top to bottom. He then looked up at thevet with sad eyes and shook his head.The vet patted the dog on the head and took it outof the room. A few minutes later he returned witha cat. The cat jumped on the table and also delicatelysniffed the bird from head to foot. The cat sat backon its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly andstrolled out of the room.The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry,but as I said, this is most definitely, 100% certifiably,a dead duck."The vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keysand produced a bill, which he handed to the woman..The duck's owner, still in shock, took the bill "$150!"she cried, "$150 just to tell me my duck is dead!"The vet shrugged, "I'm sorry. If you had just taken myword for it, the bill would have been $20, but with theLab Report and the Cat Scan, it's now $150."
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