At The Dentist
Tam went to his local
dentist and asked how much it was for an extraction.
“£50 for an extraction”
replied the dentist.
“Och, hae ye no got ocht
cheaper?” asked Tam, getting slightly agitated.
“But that is the normal
charge for an extraction” explained the dentist.
“Whit about ye dinna
yaise onie anaesthetic?” queried Tam.
“Well it would be highly
unusual, but I could do that for £40” said the dentist.
“Hmmm, whit gin ye
yaised ane o yir dentist trainees and nae anaesthetic?” suggested tam.
“Well, it is possible,
but as they are only training I could not guarantee their level of
professionalism and it would be a lot more painful, but I suppose the price
would come down to £30” pondered the dentist.
“Fegs, that’s still owre
muckle bit hou gin ye made it a trainin session an hae yon student dae the
extraction an hae ither students watchin and lairnin?” Tam suggested,
“Well, all right” said
the dentist. “It would be useful for the students and I would only charge
you £5 in that case.”
Tam. “That’s a deal. Can ye book the wife in fir neist Thursday?”
(with thanks to Gordon
Menzies of Gaberlunzie)