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!

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