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 is there to give him a partial sponge bath.

'Nurse,' she hears him mumble

from behind the mask, 'are my testicles black?' Embarrassed and flustered, 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, and she hears, 'Nurse, please check. 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, she grabs hold of his manhood in one hand and grabs his testicles in the other. Then,

she takes a close look, gives his testicle a thorough look, and says, 'There's nothing wrong with them, Sir.

They look just fine.'

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

slowly, ' Thank you very much. That was wonderful, but listen very, very closely to what I'm saying, 'Are - my

- test - results - back?'