Expected Letter

Two psychiatrists were at a convention.

As they conversed over a drink, one asked, “What was your most difficult case?”

The other replied, “I had a patient who lived in a pure fantasy world.

He believed that an uncle in South America was going to die and leave him a fortune.

All day long he waited for a letter to arrive from an attorney.

He never went out, he never did anything, he merely sat around and waited for this fantasy letter from this fantasy uncle.

I worked with this man eight years.”

“What was the result?”

“It was an eight-year struggle.

Every day for eight years, but I finally cured him.

And then that stupid letter arrived!”