Finally, the doctor came in, and he looked very tired and had a somber look on his face.
I’m afraid I am the bearer of bad news,” he said as he looked around the room at the worried faces of the family. “The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant. It’s an experimental procedure, and it’s risky. The only other think is that you will have to pay for the brain yourselves.”
Well, the family members all sat silent as they absorbed the news and tried to figure out what they should do.
At length, someone asked, “Well, how much does a brain cost?”
The doctor quickly responded, “A brain will cost you $2,000 for a female brain, and $5,000 for a male brain.”
This really surprised them, and for a moment things looked like they might turn awkward.
The men in the room tried not to smile, avoiding eye contact with the women, but some actually smirked at5 the fact that a man’s brain cost more than a woman’s brain.
One girl, who was unable to control her curiosity, blurted out the question that everyone in the room wanted to ask, “Why is the male brain so much more?”
The doctor smiled at her childish innocence, and then to the entire group said, “It’s our standard pricing procedure. We have to mark the female brains down in price, because they’ve been used.”
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