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That's the Good News?

December 23, 2010 | by

Chaim Yankel, Chelm’s first doctor, was becoming a knowledgeable medical practitioner but was still struggling with his bedside manner.

One morning, Chaim Yankel walked into his office where one of his patients was sitting.

Chaim Yankel told the patient, "I have good news, and I have bad news. Which do you want me to tell you first?"

The patient answered, "Give me the good news first, doctor."

So Chaim Yankel said, "You only have 24 hours to live."

The patient screamed, "That's the good news? What's the bad news?"

Chaim Yankel replied, "I forgot to tell you this yesterday..."

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