A man is lying in bed in a Catholic hospital with an oxygen mask
over his mouth and a young auxiliary nurse appears to sponge
his face and hands.
Nurse, he mumbles from behind the mask, Are my testicles black?
Embarrassed the young nurse replies, I don’t know, I’m only here
to wash your face and hands.
He struggles again to ask, Nurse, Are my testicles black?
Again the nurse replies, I can’t tell. I’m only here to wash your
face and hands.
The ward sister was passing and saw the man getting a little distraught
so she marched over to inquire what was wrong.
Sister, he mumbled, Are my testicles black?
Being a nurse of longstanding, the sister was undaunted. She whipped
back the bedclothes, pulled down his pajama trousers, moved his penis
out of the way, had a good look, pulled up the pajamas, replaced the bed
clothes and announced, Nothing is wrong with them !
At this the man pulled off his oxygen mask and asked again,
Are my test results back?