Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Failing Practice

Need a quick little pick-me-up?


That's right, hum a merry little tune. Humming apparently affects the airflow between your sinuses and your nasal cavity in a way that produces a little boost of Nitric Oxide ... better known as laughing gas. It promotes healing and better blood flow to your skin, too.

But don't believe me, get it from the experts.


A doctor in Buffalo, New York wondered why his practice was declining. Fewer and fewer patients were coming to his office. He consulted a physician friend who agreed to spend a few days in the office, observing his methods.

After the first hour, his friend had the answer.

"Wilbur," he said, "you have got to stop humming the theme from 'Mission Impossible' while you're writing out a prescription!"

[with thanks to Charlie's Chuckles]


WONDER for YOUR WEEK: If Bob Dylan had ever sang with Peter, Paul and Mary, would they have canceled each other out and actually been IN tune?


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