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sinpelo BS: First Joke thread for 2006 (162* d) RE: BS: First Joke thread for 2006 20 Feb 06

"Stupid Jones"

A psychiatrist was just about to take a lunch break in his surgery when a man burst in unannounced. "Do you have an appointment?" the psychiatrist asked.
"No Doc. But you gotta help me! My life sucks! Everything I try to do goes wrong and `I can't seem to help myself behaving like an idiot......."

The psychiatrist stopped him at that point. "OK OK! First things first. Let's get you registered." he said "Name?"
"Jones" said the patient
"First name?"
"No" said the psychiatrist "I mean your REAL first name, not a nickname"
"That IS my real name!" said the patient
The psychiatrist looked up in amazement "You mean your parents actually Christened you 'Stupid'?"
"Yes" the patient said "Is that a problem?"
The psychiatrist put his pen down and leaned back "Mr. Jones, I think we have found the seat of the problem already!"
"What do you mean?" asked the patient
"It's what we call 'expectation fulfilment' " the psychiatrist explained "Your parents named you 'Stupid' which implies a perfectly clear expectation. You have lived your life fulfilling the expectation your name suggests. I assure you, Mr. Jones, that, if you change your name, you will change the entire course of your life."
"Really??" said the patient "That simple?? Just change my name?"
"Trust me" said the psychiatrist "Change your name and call me in a month and let me know how things are then"
The patient was delighted and left the surgery feeling happier than he could ever recall.

A month later, the patient rang the psychiatrist: "A fat lot of good your advice was!" he snarled "I changed my name and my life STILL sucks!"
The psychiatrist was astounded "I'm sorry to hear that, Mr. Jones......"
"SMITH!" the patient corrected "It's Stupid Smith now!"

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