The Doctor and the Paver

A doctor passed by a workman who was busy laying paving stones, and as he went on his way the workman shouted after him:

“Have a nice day, colleague!”

“‘Colleague’! What gives you the right to call me ‘colleague’?” the doctor said.

“Well, we both bury our mistakes, don’t we?”


Oliveira 1905 II, 493, #421, O Médico e o Calceteiro [The Doctor and the Paver]. Algarve, Algoz. [1905].

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