A newcomer to the district and a neighbor seemed to take particular interest to his work habits and she eventually came to doctor Y's fence and hailed him.
She said, " I've noticed how well you work and wondered if you might consider working as well for me. I'm close by. What do you charge? "
He thought for a moment and said, " The standard amount, but the lady feeds me lunch. "
" Oh, " said the newcomer, " I can feed you lunch. "
"But " he said ," The lady lets me sleep with her. " I don't know whether it was the slouch hat or the dirty baggy pants, or the impertinence, but that seemed to bring cessation to the negotiations.
It was said that despite the perhaps infelicity at the time, they became good friends and enjoyed a laugh about it all. It is however likely that she would always be hesitant to become his patient.