Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Today's "What the What?" Moment

Somehow at my job the topic of organ transplants came up. Usually it's American Idol and Desperate Housewives and shitty movies, so this was a welcome reprieve. On the surface.

"My aunt had a kidney transplant, and she says they just kept the bad one in her body."

Said seriously, and sworn by in the face of incredulous protestation.

No one pressed further. No one said the obvious. "Isn't the whole point of a transplant to remove an offending part of the body to make way for one that isn't toxic enough to kill you? Wouldn't this aunt of yours in fact have three kidneys in their body? Does it strike you at all how absolutely unbelievably stunningly ridiculous what you are saying sounds?"

No one said a word. We had work to do.

1 comment:

  1. I'm waiting for them to come up with a way of implanting a second stomach. The procedure will be real popular with the all-you-can-eat Ryans/Golden Corral crowd.