There was a husband and a wife. The husband was very sick, so the
wife took him to the hospital and the doctor checked him out. Then the
doctor asked the wife to come into his office so they could talk about
what was wrong with her husband.
He explained that, if she wanted her husband to live, she would have
to pamper him, wait on him hand and foot, and not challenge him or
argue with him -- her husband needed absolute rest and no stress
whatsoever. However, if her husband did any work or moved around much
or got upset about anything, he would die. The doctor asked if she
understood these conditions, and the wife assured him that she did.
When the wife came out, the husband asked her, "so what is the matter
with me? Am I going to die?" And the wife said, "Yes, honey, I'm
afraid you're going to die."