If I Only Had the Brains

A mid-level executive was frustrated at always being passed over for promotion year after yea. In frustration, he went to a brain-transplant specialist in the hope of raising his I.Q. by 20 points.

After a battery of physical and psychological tests, the brain surgeon confirmed that he would be an acceptable candidate.

“That’s great!” the executive said. “But I understand that this procedure can be really expensive.”

“Yes, sir, it can,” the surgeon replied. “You will need an additional three ounces of brain and an ounce of accountant’s brain for example, costs one thousand Euros. An ounce of an economist’s brain costs two thousand Euros; an ounce of a corporate chairman’s brain is twenty-five thousand Euros and an ounce of a politician’s brain is seventy-five thousand Euros.”

“Seventy-five thousand dollars for an ounce of a politician’s brain? Why on earth is that?”

“Do you have any idea,” the surgeon asked, “how many politicians we would have to find to collect a whole ounce of brain?”


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