A doctor and an attorney were attending a formal party where they started up a casual conversation. As they talked, people kept approaching the doctor describing their aches and pains and asking the doctor for advice. The interruptions irritated the doctor but he kept his wits and smiled while he provided free advice. Finally, the doctor turned to the attorney and asked, “What do you do to stop people from asking you for free legal advice when you are not in the office?”
The attorney smiled. “I give it to them, ” replied the doctor, “and then I send them a bill in the mail.”
The doctor had never thought about that. He was a little surprised but agreed to give it a try.
The next day, a patient approached the doctor on the street and asked what she could do to help stop a severe itch she was having. The doctor smiled and explained a few medications she could try.
The next day, the doctor prepared a bill for the women. When he went to place them in his mailbox, he found a bill from the lawyer.