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BK Magazine Business Fables
Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.
A man who was unemployed for a long time decided to open a wellness clinic. He puts a sign outside the clinic: "A cure for your ailment guaranteed for $500; we'll pay you $1,000 if we can't help you."
A scammer thinks this is a good opportunity to earn $1,000 and goes to this clinic.
Scammer: "I have lost my sense of taste."
Man: "Nurse, please bring the medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in the patient's mouth." (An assistant brings over a vial with a dropper and proceeds to drop three drops into the scammer's mouth.)
Scammer: "Ugh! This is Gasoline!"
Man: "Congratulations! You've got your taste back. That will be $500."
The man pays but gets annoyed and goes back after a couple of days later to recover his money.
Scammer: "I have lost my memory, I cannot remember anything."
Man: "Nurse, please bring the medicine from box 22 and put 3 drops in the patient's mouth."
Scammer: "But that is gasoline again!"
Man: "Congratulations! You've got your memory back. That will be $500."
The scammer leaves angrily and comes back after several days, more determined than ever to make his money back.
Scammer: "My eyesight has become weak."
Man: "Well, I don't have any medicine for that so I guess I owe you. Take this $1,000." (The man hands the scammer a stack of five $100 bills.)
Scammer: "But this is only $500."
Man: "Congratulations! You've got your vision back! That will be $500."
Moral of the Story: The biggest lies can be undone by the simplest facts
In this article, a wonderful conversation between the doctor and patient is shared. Really interesting to read this article and the topic is clearly presented. Also the moral of this story is more convincing. Thanks for this informative article. How to fix printer spooler error