The patient's family gathered to hear what the specialists had
"Things don't look good." The only chance is a brain
transplant. This is an experimental procedure. It might work,
but the bad news is that brains are very expensive, and you
will have to pay the costs yourselves."
"Well, how much does a brain cost?" asked the relatives.
"For a male brain, $500,000. For a female brain, $200,000."
Some of the younger male relatives tried to look shocked, but
all the men nodded because they thought they understood. A few
actually smirked. But the patient's daughter was unsatisfied
and asked, "Why the difference in price between male brains
and female brains?"
"A standard pricing practice," said the head of the team.
"Women's brains have to be marked down because they have
actually been used."