Two psychiatrists were at a convention. As they conversed over dinner, one asked the other, "So, tell me, what was your most difficult case?"

The other replied, "Well, let's see...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."

"So, 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!"