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Surgeon vs. Mechanic

In a car garage, a famous heart surgeon was waiting for the service manager to take a look at his Mercedes. A loud-mouthed mechanic who was removing the cylinder heads from the motor of a car saw the surgeon waiting.

He straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag, and said, “Look at this car I’m working on. I also open hearts, take valves out, grind them, and put in new parts. And when I finish, this baby will purr like a kitten. So how come you get the big bucks, when you and I are doing basically the same work?”

The surgeon looked at the mechanic calmly and said, “Try doing it with the engine running.”