A male patient is lying in bed in the hospital, wearing an oxygen

mask over his mouth and nose. A young student nurse appears

and gives him a partial sponge bath.

"Nurse,"' he mumbles from behind the mask,

"Are my testicles black?" Embarrassed, the young nurse replies, "I

don't know, Sir. I'm only here to wash your upper

body and feet."

He struggles to ask again, "Nurse, please check for me.

Are my testicles black?"

Concerned that he might elevate his blood pressure and heart

rate from worrying about his testicles, she overcomes her

embarrassment and pulls back the covers.

She raises his gown, holds his manhood in one hand and

his testicles gently in the other. She looks very closely and says,

"There's nothing wrong with them, Sir. They look


The man slowly pulls off his oxygen mask, smiles at her, and

says very slowly, "Thank you very much. That was

very nice. Now listen very, very closely and read my lips:

"Are - my - test - results - back" ?