The Old Gray Surgeon

A man and his son had a terrible car accident and were rushed to the hospital. The man died on the way, but the son was still barely alive. When they arrived, an old gray surgeon was called in to operate. Upon seeing the young boy, the surgeon said, “I can’t operate – this is my son.”

How is this possible?

The surgeon was the boy’s mother.

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6 Comments on "The Old Gray Surgeon"

madeleine says
April 28, 2015 @ 07:00

god DAMN did I run into that one

Camden says
August 13, 2015 @ 22:59

(SPOILER ALERT) it’s his mother

Person says
December 13, 2015 @ 17:25

or, you know, the boy’s second gay father…
not required to have a mother

Jake says
February 16, 2016 @ 14:22

I still don’t know why his mother cannot operate.

Answer to Jake's question says
February 8, 2017 @ 13:43

There is a rule i believe that you cant operate on your relatives

Storm says
January 19, 2021 @ 10:41

EIther his mom or he has 2 dads

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