Sam and John were out cutting wood, when John accidentally cut his arm off. Sam, who was trained in first aid, remained calm and wrapped the arm in a plastic bag and then took it and John to a surgeon.
“You’re in luck,” The surgeon said. “I’m an expert at reattaching limbs! Come back in four hours.”
When Sam returned four hours later, the surgeon was waiting for him.
“I got done faster than I expected,” he told sam. “John is down at the local pub.”
Sam went to the pub and was amazed to see John throwing darts. Wow, he thought, that surgeon does excellent work.
A few weeks later Sam and John were out again, and John accidentally cut his leg off. Sam put the leg in a plastic bag and took it, and John, back to the same surgeon.
“Legs are a little tougher,” The surgeon said, “but I’ll see what I can do. Come back in six hours.”
Sam returned in six hours to again find the surgeon but no sign of his friend.
“I finished early, John’s down at the soccer field,” he was told.
Sam went to the soccer field and there was John, kicking goals. Wow thought Sam, that surgeon is amazing.
A few weeks later, John had a terrible accident and cut his head off. Sam put the head in a plastic bag and took it and the rest of John to the surgeon once again.
“Gee, heads are really tough, but I’ll try. Come back in twelve hours,” the surgeon said.
When Sam returned, the surgeon was waiting for him as usual, but this time he didn’t look happy.
“I’m sorry,” the surgeon began, “but John died.”
“I understand, I know you tried your best. You are a very skilled surgeon but I’m sure heads are extremely difficult,” Sam replied.
“Oh no, it wasn’t that, said the surgeon, “he suffocated in that plastic bag!”