Humour Files: Brains

In the hospital the relatives gathered in the waiting room, where their
family member lay gravely ill...

Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and sombre. "I'm afraid I'm
the bearer of bad news," he said as he surveyed the worried faces. "The
only hope left for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant.
It's an experimental procedure, semi-risky and you will have to pay for
the brain yourselves."

The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news. After a great
length of time, someone asked, "Well, how much does a brain cost?" The
doctor quickly responded, "$5,000 for a male brain, and $200 for a
female brain." The moment turned awkward. Men in the room tried not to
smile, avoiding eye contact with the women, but some actually smirked.

A man, unable to control his curiosity any longer, blurted out the
question everyone wanted to ask, "Why is the male brain so much more?"
The doctor smiled at the childish innocence and so to the entire group
said, "It's just standard pricing procedure. We have to mark down the
price of the female brains, because they've actually been used."

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