Mrs. Smith's Test
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 100 15:04:47 -0700
Subject: Mrs. Smith's Test
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I'm Mr. Smith. I'm here to pick up my wife's test results.
I'm sorry, sir, but there's been a bit of a mix-up and we have a problem.
When we sent the samples from your wife to the lab, the samples from
another Mrs. Smith were sent as well, and we are now uncertain which one
is your wife's. Frankly, that's either bad or terrible.
What do you mean?
Well, one Mrs. Smith has tested positive for Alzheimer's disease and the
other for AIDS. We can't tell which is your wife.
That's terrible! Can't we do the test over?
Normally, yes. But you have an HMO, and they won't pay for these
expensive tests more than once.
Well, what am I supposed to do now?
The doctor recommends that you drop your wife off in the middle of town.
If she finds her way home, don't sleep with her.
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