At the hospital the relatives
gathered in the waiting room, where their family member lay gravely
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
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