Jokes, Issues and Actions
I just can't get away from jokes! In the previous postings, we have considered what might be the effects of jokes, enjoyable or upsetting. However,whatever else jokes do, jokes also often put into a concise yet amusing format important issues which are worthy of serious discussion and perhaps action.
Here is a medical joke or is it a auto-mechanic joke or is it requesting that we consider an ethical principle such as justice. Read the joke and then you frame it as you think about it. I got it from Aarons Jokes and it is simply called "Dr vs. Mechanic".
Morris was removing some engine valves from a car on the lift when he spotted the famous heart surgeon Dr.Michael DeBakey, who was standing off to the side, waiting for the service manager.
Morris, somewhat of a loud mouth, shouted across the garage, "Hey DeBakey...Is dat you? Come over here a minute."
The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to where Morris was working on a car. Morris in a loud voice, all could hear, said argumentatively, "So Mr. fancy doctor, look at this work. I also take valves out, grind 'em, 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 me are doing basically the same work?"
DeBakey, very embarrassed, walked away, and said softly, to Morris, "Try doing your work with the engine running."