An artist asked the gallery owner if there had been any interest in her
paintings that were on display.
"Well, I have good news and bad news," the owner responded. "The good news
is that a gentleman noticed your work and wondered if it would appreciate
in value after your death. I told him it would and he bought all 10 of
"That's wonderful," the artist exclaimed. "What's the bad news?"
"The gentleman was your doctor."