Psychiatry and psychology are not as big in Japan as in western countries, probably because many Japanese are quite status conscious and many of them would not do anything to lose face or bring disgrace to their families.
At a party, a game of charades was in progress. The hostess, whose turn it was, was giving forth with vigorous body movements whereupon she passed a great volume of gas with a long hiss. A shrink present commented with a smile, "Ah, yes, I got it - 1943, the death camps."
A business consultant broke away from a young fellow and finally made it to his seat while his dinner was still warm. He expressed his resentment about the fellow taking advantage of him at a party by seeking advice on business problems. A shrink sitting alongside said, "What concerns you about it?" The consultant replied, "I don't like people who think they have a right to get my hard won business knowledge for free." "Why don't you send him a bill," said the psych. The next day, upon arriving at his office to do just that, the consultant found a note stating, "For psychological services, $500."
- How do you know that a shrink is lying?
- He complements you or says something nice.
Did you hear about the psych who took a personality test and was so relieved to find that he had none?
Lawrence Wiley, List owner, Copyright (c) 1998