2639. The kind doctor
© Bruce Goodman 15 February 2023

Patient: Doctor I’m hungry. I’m finding it more and more difficult to find something to eat that I can keep down.

Doctor: The results of your blood tests have come in. That might tell us something. Yes, I see you are low in potassium. Do you like bananas? I have a banana left over from my lunch. Would you like it? Bananas are high in potassium.

Patient: That is very kind, thank you.

The patient takes a bite of the banana and drops dead.

Doctor: Nurse! Nurse! Come quick!

The nurse enters.

Nurse: Oh doctor, didn’t you know?

Doctor: What? What?

Nurse: These seven-armed, green-blooded aliens from outer space are allergic to bananas.

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