The psychiatrist


What is a joke?

A man walked into a bar and ordered a glass of white wine. He took a sip of the wine then threw the rest of the wine in the barman's face.
Before the barman could recover from the surprise, the man began crying. "I'm really sorry. I keep doing that to barmen. I can't tell you how embarrassing it is to have a compulsion like this."
Instead of being angry, the barman was sympathetic. Before long, he was suggesting that the man see a psychoanalyst about his problem. "I've got the name of a psychoanalyst," the barman said. "My brother and my wife have both been treated by him, and they say he's very good."
The man wrote down the name of the doctor, thanked the barman and left. The barman smiled, knowing he'd done a good thing.
Six months later, the man was back. "Did you do what I suggested?" the barman asked, serving a glass of white wine.
"I certainly did," the man said. "I've been seeing the psychoanalyst twice a week." He took a sip of the wine then threw the rest of the wine into the barman's face.
The confused barman wiped his face with a towel. "The doctor doesn't seem to be doing you any good." he cried.
"Oh yes he has," the man said," he's been great."
"But you just threw the wine in my face again!" the barman exclaimed.
"Yes," the man replied, "but it doesn't embarrass me anymore!"


A sip is a small drink, how you drink wine or spirits rather than beer or coke

To cry has another meaning to the one you all know. It is often used in stories to mean say in surprise, shock or anger

A compulsion is something you can't stop yourself from doing. It's a bit like an addiction.

Notice the grammatical form : sby + suggest (that) + sby + bare infinitive (infintive without 'to') He was suggesting that the man see

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