“There's something bothering me, Doc. I think people are taking advantage of my blindness.”
My original caption: “I know you said you'd be on vacation this week, Doctor, but a serious problem has come up . . . ”
Congratulations, Daniel — you're now officially one of the funniest people around!
As a mental exercise, I tried to improve your caption (for instance, I thought maybe it would be better without the first four words) — but in the end I decided that your instincts were correct, and the caption is perfect as you wrote it.
As for the other entries (and once again I wish that you all could be winners), here are a few random comments:
I was intrigued by Sharon's “empty chair technique”. Is there such a thing? If not, there certainly should be, and I'll bet some clever psychiatrist is working on it right now.
I laughed at Caryn's “Twitter followers”, but then read the caption again and realized that it really didn't make too much sense and I was just laughing because “Twitter” is a funny word these days.
Other captions in contention: Sharon's “imaginary friends”, Levi's “fear of abandonment”, Leftie's “shy, but this is going a little too far”, and Paul's “virtual reality”.
Nice work, all of you. This should put Psychiatry back about 50 years.
New contest coming up soon.