From: Bill Polhemus <bpolhem(--nospam--at)swbell.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 10:42:06 -0600
"Mitchell J. Sklar, MBA, P.E." wrote:
> Does any one have a good tactful and polite answer?
This is sort of off on a tangent but it reminded me of a joke I read in Readers'
Digest years ago:
A man goes to the dentist for a checkup. The dentist tells him he's going to
need a dental bridge. The man asks the cost for the work. "Oh, it'll be about
$800", the dentist replies.
"WHAT!?!?" the man explodes. "Eight hundred bucks for some plastic and metal?
Man, what a racket you run here!"
The dentist excuses himself for a second, goes into a hall closet and comes back
with a "baggie" in which he had placed all the components for a dental bridge.
"I'm sorry," the dentist says humbly. "I didn't realize you wanted the
'do-it-yourself' kit. That'll only be $19.99."