Another doctor

Three college roommates got together regularly over the years, even though their professional lives differed widely. One had become an attorney, one a professor of Italian literature, and one a zoologist. When they next met up, each one looked pretty gloomy, and it turned out that each had been told by his physician that he had only six weeks to live. Understandably, the conversation turned to the way in which each intended to live out his last days.

“I’m going to Rwanda,” said the zoologist. “I’ve always wanted to see the rare mountain gorilla in its native habitat.”

“Italy for me. I want to see where Dante was born, to be buried near the great man. And you?” asked the professor, turning to the third friend. “What would you like to see?”

“Another doctor,” decided the lawyer.