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Arrogance Illustrations

  • doctorI've long maintained that the distinction between "professionals" and "amateurs" is often very slight, often amounting to little more than that the former are paid and the latter are not. This is in no small measure because professional arrogance has been known to become intolerable if left unchecked.

    So it happened that a patient was making his first visit to the doctor. "And whom," began the physician with utmost dignity, "did you consult about your illness before you came to me?"

    "Only the pharmacist down at the corner," replied the patient.

  • moneySam and George go to the bank to cash their paychecks.

    After Sam cashes his check George hands the young teller his check. He moves away from the teller, counts his change, and then goes back and says to the cashier, "Hey, you gave me the wrong change!"

    The cashier says: "Sir, you stepped away from the counter. There's nothing I can do about it now."

    George says nothing and joins Sam who says, "She's got some nerve. You should complain to the manager!"

    "Oh no," George says. "In fact, I was going to tell her that I just thought she'd like to know she gave me ten dollars too much."

  • studentMy son came home from school one day,
    with a smirk upon his face.
    He'd decided he was smart enough,
    to put me in my place.

    "Guess what I learned in Civics Two,
    that's taught by Mr. Wright?
    It's all about the laws today,
    The 'Children's Bill of Rights.'