Verrinor Teeboy, email

A MAN walked into a therapist’s office looking down in the dumps. “Doc, I can’t go on like this,” he said. “You’ve got to help me.”

“What exactly is the problem?” the doctor asked.

“Well, I’m 40 years old and I still have no luck with the ladies. I just seem to scare them away.”

“Don’t worry,” the doctor replied. “You just need to work on your self-esteem. When you wake up each morning, go straight to the bathroom mirror and tell yourself that you’re a good person who women find irresistible. Say it like you really mean it. I guarantee that in a week’s time you’ll have women falling all over you.”

Excited by this news, the man thanked the therapist and left. Three weeks later he returned, but still looked depressed.

“What’s the matter?” the doctor asked. “Did my advice not work?”

“It worked, all right,” the man replied. “Over the past few weeks I’ve had the best time of my life with some of the most beautiful women imaginable.”

“Then what’s the problem?”

“I don’t have a problem,” the man replied. “My wife does.”