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Chuck Miller
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« on: July 18, 2017, 12:18:11 am »

One day, in line at the company cafeteria, Joe says to Mike behind him,
> >"My elbow hurts like hell. I guess I'd better see a doctor."
> >
> >"Listen, you don't have to spend that kind of money," Mike replies.
> >"There's a diagnostic computer down at Costco. Just give it a urine
> >sample and the computer will tell you what's wrong and what to do about
> >it. It takes ten seconds and costs ten dollars - A lot cheaper than a
> >doctor."
> >
> >So, Joe deposits a urine sample in a small jar and takes it to Costco. He
> >deposits ten dollars and the computer lights up and asks for the urine
> >sample.... He pours the sample into the slot and waits...
> >
> >Ten seconds later, the computer ejects a printout: "You have tennis
> >elbow. Soak your arm in warm water and avoid heavy activity.... It will
> >improve in two weeks. Thank you for shopping @ Costco!"
> >
> >That evening, while thinking how amazing this new technology was, Joe
> >began wondering if the computer could be fooled.
> >
> >He mixed some tap water, a stool sample from his dog, urine samples from
> >his wife and daughter, and a sperm sample from himself for good measure.
> >
> >Joe hurries back to Costco, eager to check the results. He deposits ten
> >dollars, pours in his concoction, and awaits the results.
> >
> >The computer prints the following:
> >1. Your tap water is too hard. Get a water softener. (Aisle 9)
> >2. Your dog has ringworm. Bathe him with anti-fungal shampoo. (Aisle 7)
> >3. Your daughter has a cocaine habit. Get her into rehab.
> >4. Your wife is pregnant. Twins. They aren't yours. Get a lawyer.
> >5. If you don't stop playing with yourself, your elbow will never get
> >better!
> >
> >Thank you for shopping @ Costco!
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