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Physician Heal Thyself

by Padraig Parkinson |  Published: May 19, 2009


When one of the English tabloid newspaper’s market share began to fall, they responded aggressively by appointing a new editor to liven things up. He began by ruthlessly firing several of the staff who he thought had gotten a bit stale. He wasn’t without a sense of humour though, so when he decided the astrologer had to go, he fired him in a letter that began, “As you will already know…” This story reminds me of one of the funniest poker hands I’ve ever been involved in. It happened in the Aviation Club de France, just over ten years ago. Back then, believe it or not, there were usually only one or two games on week days in the club, but they were usually great. The best customer was a complete fruitcake called “The Doctor”, who may or may not have been the worst player in the world but was ...

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