hear us roar!!!!
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 somber. "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, very risky but it is the only hope." "Insurance will cover
the procedure, but 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, blurted out the
question everyone wanted to ask, "Why is the male brain so much more?" The doctor smiled at
the childish innocence and explained to the entire group, "It's just
standard pricing procedure. We have to mark down the price of the female brains, because they've
actually been used."