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


>>>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."

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