As a young child I always had a fear that someone or something was hiding under my bed at night. Even after I became an adult this fear still haunted me. After years of dealing with this problem daily I decided that it was time to seek professional help from a psychiatrist.
I made an appointment, and when the time came I told the shrink, 'I have a big problem. Every night when I go to bed I think there's somebody under it that wants to harm me. I'm tired of living in fear and I think I'm going insane.'
'You have a serious issue but I believe that we can cure it in about one year' replied the shrink. 'We should discuss this three times a week and we should be able to remove those fears.'
'How much do you charge?' 'One hundred dollars per hour,' replied the doctor. 'I'll think about it,' I said.
Three months later the doctor met me on the street. 'Why didn't you ever come to see me about that problem you were having?' he asked.
'Well, one hundred dollars a visit three times a week for a year is an awful lot of money! A bartender fixed me for free.
'I find that hard to believe!' he said, 'and how, may I ask, did a bartender fix you?'
'He suggested I cut the legs off the bed! Now I know for sure that no one is there!'
The bottom line is before you spend your hard earned money on a psychiatrist have a drink and talk to your bartender!