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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 1 (May 1, 1928)

Not His Job

Not His Job

An old woman who had called in the doctor to give her treatment for a cold was somewhat grumpy when she found that her own doctor had been unable to come and had sent a young deputy. After questioning and examining the patient, the young doctor nodded wisely and said: “Ah, I know what's the matter with you. You are suffering from nasal catarrh.” The old woman looked disgustedly at the doctor. “Hoots, man,” she said, “I sent for you to cure ma cauld—no’ to christen it.”