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Thinking On Thursday - A Dangerous Ordeal

I took my pet raccoon to the vet today. I told him that something seemed wrong with him.Thursday's thoughts He examined my pet and advised me my ‘coon was dead.

"I don't believe you", I replied. "I'd like a second opinion."

My vet thought it over for a moment and then agreed. He left the room  returning shortly thereafter with an orange tabby. He put the cat up on the table next to my raccoon. The cat took a few sniffs of my pet and then suddenly jumped down.

My vet then left the room returning with a black labrador retriever. He likewise, placed the dog on the table allowing it to sniff my ‘coon. After a few minutes the dog jumped down from the table.

My vet turns to me and says, "I'm sorry, but your raccoon is definitely dead. That will be $600."
Thursday's thoughtsI exclaimed, "$600? That's ridiculous! How can you charge me $600?"

My vet replied, "$600 is a bargain. I only charged you $50 for the visit. The other $550 is for the cat scan and lab work."

Thursday's thoughts

Am I the only one who finds such discrepancies alarming?

-Thinking on Thursday in Lafayette, Louisiana... a dangerous ordeal. 

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Comment balloon 11 commentsMike Mayer • May 12 2011 07:11PM


Adorable.  I'll think about it tomorrah.

Posted by Cindy Logan (Mark 1 Real Estate Advisors) about 8 years ago

LOL!  I don't usually use those letters, but your post made me do it!

Posted by Marge Draper, REALTOR, Keller Williams Realty, Menlo Park CA (Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto) about 8 years ago

How could I not stop and read a blog that starts with: "I took my pet raccoon to the vet today...."?  Very funny, Mike, thanks for the chuckles!

Posted by Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC (Royal Pro Real Estate Network) about 8 years ago sucked me right in to that one.  Thanks for the smile.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) about 8 years ago

Nice timing, thanks for sharing something which made me smile!

Posted by Kristal Wilson, Cause We Like 'Em New ~ New Home Specialist! (Strategic Sales and Marketing) about 8 years ago


(Actually Mike, you also got a discount for getting both Cat Scan and Lab Work done - individually, it costs $300 each! So, technically, the first diagnosis was free for you when you ordered two other tests.)

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) about 8 years ago

I missed it on Thursday; however on Friday it was still funny.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker about 8 years ago

Cindy, Marge, Karen, Cindy, Kristal, Praful & Richard -Thanks for the encouraging comments. I'm pleased to bring you a smile, chuckle, or laugh - a little humor - to your day.

Posted by Mike Mayer (Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC) about 8 years ago

That was terrific. 

Have a great (and profitable) weekend.  I will definitely be back for more torture. 

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) about 8 years ago

Thanks Suzanne. I hope it wasn't too painful! Laughter can sometimes be the Best Medicine and I always try to keep my sense of humor handy. Life's too short.

Posted by Mike Mayer (Mike Mayer, Broker/Owner - i List For Less Realty, LLC) about 8 years ago

It is still funny on a Saturday morning, thanks for the smile Mike!

Posted by Dan Edward Phillips, Realtor and Broker/Owner (Dan Edward Phillips) about 8 years ago