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The Cardiologist and the Plumber

A noted heart surgeon was having a formal party. Shortly before the guests were to begin arriving, he was told that the plumbing in all the bathrooms was backed up. Quickly he called a 24-hour plumber listed in the phone book. The plumber arrived quickly and within 15 minutes told the surgeon that all was well.

He gave his bill to the heart surgeon, and the surgeon exclaimed, “$900! You were only here 15 minutes! I’m a heart surgeon, and even I can’t charge that much!”

The plumber replied, “Neither could I when I was a heart surgeon.”