Brain: Where have you been?
Body: Where I’ve always been.
Brain: No you weren’t, I heard a machine
clanking and hissing.
Body: Oh, you mean the heart-lung machine?
Brain: Is that what it was? You didn’t ask if you
could by-pass me.
Body: I had no say, they shut me down.
Brain: They? Who the hell are they?
Body: The surgeons.
Brain: Not good enough, next time ask them to
get my permission.
© Jerry Hughes