While she was enjoying a transatlantic ocean trip, Billie Burke, the famous actress,
noticed that a gentleman at the next table was suffering from a bad cold. "Are you
uncomfortable?" she asked sympathetically. The man nodded. "I'll tell you just
what to do for it," she offered. "Go back to your stateroom and drink lots of
orange juice. Take two aspirins. Cover yourself with all the blankets you can find. Sweat
the cold out. I know just what I'm talking about. I'm Billie Burke from Hollywood."
The man smiled warmly and introduced himself in return. "Thanks," he said,
"I'm Dr. Mayo from the Mayo clinic."
Bits & Pieces, March 3, 1994, p. 24.
You can't always go by expert opinion. A turkey, if you ask a turkey, should be stuffed
with grasshoppers, grit and worms.
Changing Times, The Kiplinger Magazine.
The only thing worse than an expert is someone who thinks he's an expert.