A married couple went to he hospital to have their baby
delivered. Upon their arrival, the doctor said he had invented a
new machine that would transfer a portion of the mother's labour
pain to the father.
He asked if they were willing to try it out. They were both very
much in favour of it. The doctor set the pain transfer dial to
10% for starters, explaining that even 10% was probably more pain
than the father had ever experienced before.
But as the labour progressed, the husband felt fine and asked the
doctor to go ahead and bump it up a notch. The doctor then
adjusted the machine to 20% pain transfer. The husband was still
feeling fine. The doctor checked the husband's blood pressure and
was amazed at how well he was doing.
At this point they decided to try for 50%.
The husband continued to feel quite well. Since it was obviously
helping out his wife considerably, the husband encouraged the
doctor to transfer ALL the pain to him. The wife delivered a
healthy baby with virtually no pain.
She and her husband were ecstatic. When they got home, the
mailman was dead on their porch.