Brain Prices

In the hospital, a patient’s 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 am 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. At last, someone asked, “Well, how much does a brain cost?”

The doctor quickly responded, “$200 for a female brain, and $500 for a male brain.”

The moment turned awkward. Men in the room tried not to smile, avoiding eye contact with the women, but some actually smirked. A girl, unable to control her curiosity, blurted out the question everyone wanted to ask, “Why is the male brain so much more?”

The doctor smiled at her childish innocence and then said, “It’s a standard pricing procedure. We have to mark the female brains down, because they’re used!!!!!!!”

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