Fishing Pox

(A writing to Dewey Gillespie from a very respected friend AJH)

Barkworth

(Very contagious to adult males)

Symptoms
Continual complaint as to need for fresh air, sunshine and relaxation. Patient has blank expression, sometimes deaf to wife and children. Has no taste for work of any kind. Frequent checking of tackle catalogues. Hangs out in sporting goods stores longer than usual. Secret night phone calls to fishing pals. Mumbles to self. Lies to everyone. No known cure. Quarantine unnecessary.

Treatment
Medication is useless. Disease is not fatal. Victim should go fishing as often as possible.