doctors shouldn't bet, because by nature, we're supposed to be averse to taking risks, whether calculated or not.
i was on-call the other day when my obstetric colleague asked me to do a procedure on his patient. he said he'd bet that the patient would scream her head off during the procedure; otherwise, he'll buy me a beer, not that i'm the drinking type.
to his & my surprise, she didn't even let out a whimper.
so today, after a hard day at the hospital, i'm having beer after dinner.
& someone else wants a piece of the action as well!
like i said, doctors shouldn't bet.