The Mechanic and The Surgeon

A Lexus mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the

motor of a LS460, when he spotted a well-known cardiac surgeon

in his shop.

The surgeon was there waiting for the service manager to come

and take a look at his car when the mechanic shouted across the garage,

“Hey Doc, want to take a look at this?”

The cardiac surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working.

The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, “So Doc, look at

this engine. I opened its heart, took the valves out, repaired or replaced anything

damaged, and then put everything back in, and when I finished, it worked just like new.

…. So how is it that I make $48,000 a year and you make $1.7M when you and I are

doing basically the same work..?”

The cardiac surgeon paused, leaned over and whispered to the mechanic…..

“Try doing it with the engine running.” Winking smile

Published by

Peter Shaw

Is the founder and president of Princes Park Touch and the leader of the LocalHero project!

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