A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley
Davidson Motorcycle when he spotted a well-known heart surgeon in his
The surgeon was there waiting for the service manager to come take a
look at his bike when the mechanic shouted across the garage. "Hey
Doc, can I ask you a question?"
The surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was
working on the motorcycle.
The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, "So
Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take the valves out,
repair any damage, and then put them back in, and when I finish, it
works just like new. So, how come I get such a small salary and you
get the really big bucks, when you and I are doing basically the same
The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over, and whispered to the
mechanic...."Try doing it with the engine running.."