Two simple lads were working in the sawmill when Jack
accidentally cut his arm off. As quick as lightening his mate,
Pete, put it in a plastic bag and rushed them both to hospital.
After four hours the brilliant surgeon had sewn the arm back
on and within 3 months Jack was as good as new. That winter
Jack was so cold, his concentration slipped and he cut off his
right leg. Quick as a flash Pete wrapped up the leg in a
plastic bag and rushed them to hospital. Although the
operation was more difficult, the surgeon, once again,
miraculously attached the leg back to Jack’s body and after 6
months he had fully recovered. The months went by until
one day Jack fell asleep at work and cut his head off. Ready
for every emergency, Pete got the head in a plastic bag and
rushed them to hospital.
“This is a very difficult operation” said the surgeon “it’s
touch and go.” He told Pete to come back the following
morning to see how things were progressing. The next day
Pete arrived at the hospital and met a very serious looking
“I’m sorry, your friend didn’t make it.”
Grief stricken, Pete replied, “I know you did all you could
doc, but you did warn me it might not work.”
“Oh it wasn’t the operation” said the surgeon, “that was
successful, but Jack had suffocated in the plastic bag.