This evening at the grocery store a woman stopped me to say that she had just had laser eye surgery.
“Good for you,” I said.
Then she told me that she interviewed a lot of doctors. None of them would give her a guarantee. But then she finally found one who would give her a guarantee — her vision would be perfect.
“Ok,” I said. “But what does a guarantee really mean on something like that?”
“It means he promises the surgery will work,” she said.
“Right. But what if it didn’t work?”
“But it did work. He guaranteed it!”