An artist asked the gallery owner if there had been any interest in any of the paintings he currently had on display.
“Well, I have some good news and some bad news for you,” the owner replied.
“What’s the good news?” the artist asked.
“Well, a gentleman inquired about your work and he asked me whether the paintings would appreciate in value after your death,” the owner explained. “And when I told him they would, he bought all 30 of your paintings.”
“Wow, that’s fantastic news!” the artist said. “So, what’s the bad news?”
“The gentleman said he was your doctor,” the owner replied.