The doctor said, “Tom, the good news is I can cure your headaches. The bad news is that it will require castration. You have a very rare condition which causes your testicles to press on your spine, and the pressure creates one hell of a headache. The only way to relieve the pressure is to remove the testicles.”
Tom was shocked and depressed. He wondered if he had anything to live for. He had no choice but to go under the knife.
When he left the hospital, he was without a headache for the first time in 20 years, but he felt like he was missing an important part of himself. As he walked down the street, he realized that he felt like a different person. He could make a new beginning and live a new life.
He saw a men’s clothing store and thought, ‘That’s what I need… a new suit.’ He entered the shop and told the salesman, “I’d like a new suit.”
The elderly tailor eyed him briefly and said, “Let’s see…size 40 short.”
Tom laughed, “That’s right, how did you know?”
“Been in the business 60 years!” the tailor said.
Tom tried on the suit; it fit perfectly.
As Tom admired himself in the mirror, the salesman asked, “How about a new shirt?”
Tom thought for a moment and then said, “Sure.”
The salesman eyed Tom and said, “Let’s see, 32 sleeves and 14-1/2 neck.”
Tom was surprised, “That’s right, how did you know?”
“Been in the business 60 years.”
Tom tried on the shirt, and it fit perfectly.
Tom walked comfortably around the shop, and the salesman asked, “How about some new underwear?”
Tom thought for a moment and said, “Sure.”
The salesman said, “Let’s see…size 32.”
Tom laughed, “Ah ha! I got you, I’ve worn a size 30 since I was 18 years old.”
The salesman shook his head, “You can’t wear a size 30. A size 30 would press your testicles up against the base of your spine and give you one hell of a headache.”
New suit – $400
New shirt – $36
New underwear – $6
Second opinion – PRICELESS