The New Hospital Wing

When some doctors were told to contribute to the construction of a new wing at a hospital:

- the allergists voted to scratch it

- the dermatologists preferred no rash moves

- the gastroenterologists had a gut feeling about it

- the microsurgeons were thinking along the same vein

- the neurologists thought the administration "had a lot of nerve"

- the obstetricians stated they were labouring under a misconception

- the ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighted

- the orthopaedists issued a joint resolution

- the parasitologists said, "Well, if you encyst"

- the pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!"

- the paediatricians said, "Grow up!"

- the proctologists said, "We are in arrears"

- the psychiatrists thought it was madness

- the surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing

- the radiologists could see right through it

- the internists thought it was a hard pill to swallow

- the plastic surgeons said, "This puts a whole new face on the matter"

- the podiatrists thought it was a big step forward

- the physiotherapists thought they were being manipulated

- the urologists felt the scheme wouldn't hold water

- the anaesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas

- the cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no

- and the otologists were deaf to the idea.

Needless to say, the idea of contributing to a new wing didn't fly!