Interview with a physician

“What made you decide to become a doctor?”
“Well, none of my other plans worked out, so I wound up here. the whole doctor thing is really plan D.”
“Plan D? Really? Most people plan their whole lives.”
“It’s a living.”
“What was plan C?”
“Marry a rich woman and be a house husband, but that was very short-lived.”
“And B?”
“Fighter pilot.”
“What happened there?”
“Clinton downsized the military, so pilot slots became very difficult to get. I didn’t like my odds. I mean, I didn’t want to have a commitment and wind up flying a desk, or worse a cargo plane.”
“I see. And what about plan A?”
“Super hero.”
“Don’t you think that’s a bit unreasonable as a life plan?”
“Well, it’s not like I wanted to be Superman or anything. I would have settled for a supporting type hero in a group, nothing fancy.”
“Like Robin?”
“Oh, now you’re being condescending. I didn’t say sidekick, I said hero.”
“When did you give up on plan A?”
“Who said I gave up on it?”
“But you’re a doctor now.”
“Things can change. I mean, who knows?”

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