Saturday, October 08, 2011

Count your jewels

A jeweler, on the way home from a business trip runs into a merchant friend of his. The merchant has some diamonds he needs to sell to the jeweler. The jeweler, having just made a purchase, does not have much money remaining. But the merchant is really offering a good deal. So the jeweler looks through his wallet and decides that he can make the purchase, but he'll have to travel home coach, when he is accustomed to first class, luxurious travel.
On the way home, the jeweler sees another friend. The friend asks the jeweler why he is in coach and not first class. Has the jeweler fallen on hard times?
The jeweler responds that when he feels cramped and uncomfortable, and when his back and legs hurt, and when he is hungry, he gets his bag of jewels and counts them, and he feels better.
When is the last time you counted yours?

Richard A Schoor MD FACS