Two psychiatrists were at a convention. As they conversed over a drink, one asked, “What was your most difficult case?”
The other replied, “I had a patient who lived in a pure fantasy world.
He believed that an uncle in South America was going to die and leave him a fortune.
All day long he waited for a letter to arrive from an attorney.
He never went out, he never did anything, he merely sat around and waited for this fantasy letter from this fantasy uncle.I worked with this man eight years.”
“What was the result?”
“It was an eight-year struggle. Every day for eight years, but I finally cured him. And then that stupid letter arrived!”