A doctor and a chartered accountant were at a party. They were enjoying a couple of drinks and some good conversation when the doctor asked, “How do I manage this delicate issue when people — even at a party like this — ask me about their joint pains or heartburn or gas trouble. It’s just because they know I’m a doctor, but it’s not really fair.”
The chartered accountant nodded in agreement, then replied, “Just tell them the right things politely, but send them a bill from your clinic the following day … Just once. Word will soon get around and it will stop immediately.”
“Wow! Thanks for the tip. That’s some great advice,” said the doctor.
The next morning, the doctor received a bill from his chartered accountant friend. The invoice read: ‘Consulting charges for business development’.