One day, Mrs. LaBeaver walks into a dentist's office
and asks how much it will cost to extract wisdom teeth.
"Eighty dollars," the dentist says.
"That's a ridiculous amount," she
says. "Isn't there a cheaper way?"
"Well," the dentist says,
"if you don't use an
anesthetic, I can knock
it down to $60."
"That's still too expensive," Mrs. LaBeaver says.
"Okay," says the dentist. "If I save on
anesthesia and simply rip the teeth out
with a pair of pliers, I could get away with
"Nope," moans the Mrs. LaBeaver, "it's still too much."
"Hm," says the dentist,
scratching his head.
"If I let one of my students
do it for the experience,
I suppose I could charge
you just $10."
"Marvelous," says Mrs. LaBeaver,
"book my husband for next Tuesday!"