Symptom Of A Dreaded Affliction? Or just Old Age?
By Dell Hill
tough to get old”. You’ve heard that said, I’m sure. And I’m living
proof....barely “living” proof, but living proof non-the-less.
medical students were walking along the street when they saw an old man
walking with his legs spread apart. He was stiff-legged and walking
slowly. One student said to his friend: "I'm sure that poor old man
has Peltry Syndrome. Those people walk just like that."
other student said: "No, I don't think so. The old man surely has
Zovitzki Syndrome. He walks slowly and his legs are apart, just as we
learned in class."
they couldn't agree they decided to ask the old man. They approached
him and one of the students said to him, "We're medical students and
couldn't help but notice the way you walk, but we couldn't agree on the
syndrome you might have. Could you tell us what it is?"
old man said, "I'll tell you, but first you tell me what you two fine
medical students think." The first student said, "I think it's Peltry
Syndrome." The old man said, "You thought - but you are wrong."
The other student said, "I think you have Zovitzki Syndrome." The old man said, "You thought - but you are wrong."
So they asked him, "Well, old timer, what do you have?"
The old man said, "I thought it was GAS - but I was wrong, too!"
(Smile. Life's too short to waste frowning.)