A Tale in Creative Economics
A Florida couple, both well into their 80s, go to a sex therapist’s
office. The doctor asks, ‘What can I do for you?’
The man says, ‘Will you watch us have Sexual intercourse?’
The doctor raises both eyebrows, but he is so amazed that such an elderly
couple is asking for Sexual advice that he agrees.
When the couple finishes, the doctor says, ‘There’s absolutely nothing
wrong with the way you have intercourse.’
He thanks them for coming, he wishes them good luck, he charges them $50
and he says good bye.
The next week, the same couple returns and asks the sex therapist to watch
The sex therapist is a bit puzzled, but agrees.
This happens several weeks in a row.
The couple makes an appointment , has intercourse with no problems, pays
the doctor, then leave.
Finally, after 3 months of this routine, the doctor says, ‘I’m sorry, but
I have to ask. Just what are you trying to find out?’
The man says, ‘We’re not trying to find out anything. She’s married; so we
can’t go to her house. I’m married; and we can’t go to my house.. The
Holiday Inn charges $98. The Hilton charges $139.
We do it here for $50, and Medicare pays $43 of it, leaving my net cost of
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