Mr. K: You're no fun at all. I thought this was going to be a fun interview. Since you seem to be such a skeptic, I will reveal
some of my best work. I developed the surgical mask that is impregnated with itching powder. Didn't you ever wonder why your
nose never itches unless you are in surgery? Also, ̠take full credit for the white plastic lumps that are added to some brands
of penicillin. They will never go through a needle, no matter how long the poor veterinarian stands there shaking the bottle.
I've tricked thousands of your suckers with these gags. Even though I am rarely there to see the joke in action, just knowing
the frustration I've caused is reward enough. By the way, the cook wants to know if you'll be staying for lunch.
Dr. O: No, thanks. I'm afraid that you've loosened the lid on the salt shaker for nothing. Tell me, did you always work alone, or
were there times when other practical jokers helped you?
Mr. K: I prefer to work alone. But my friend, Tom Foolery, did help me with one project. We developed call waiting. That's the option
clients can get with their telephone service that allows them to call the veterinarian and then put him on hold.
Dr. O: Frankly, Mr. Kneeslapper, this whole thing sounds far-fetched. When my readers see this, they're going to say you made up
this whole thing.
Mr K: Oh yeah? Well, you tell them that I stand by every word I said today. You tell them this information came straight from the
horse's mouth. What do you think they'll say then?
Dr. O: They'll probably say, "Right animal, wrong end."
Dr. Obenski owns Allentown Clinic for Cats in Allentown, Pa.