Good News / Bad News
An artist was part of an exhibition, and he asked the gallery owner if there had been any interest in his paintings that were currently on display.
“I’ve got good news and bad news,” the owner replied.
“Give me the good news first,” the artist demanded.
“The good news is that a gentleman inquired about your work and wondered if it would appreciate in value after your death. When I told him it would, he bought all 15 of your paintings.”
“That’s wonderful!” the artist exclaimed, “What could the bad news possibly be?”
With concern, the gallery owner replied, “The gentleman in question was your doctor.”