Trainee Mechanic

A gynaecologist had become bored with her job, and hoping to try another career where skilful hands would be beneficial, she decided to become a mechanic.

She went to the local technical college, signed up for evening classes, attended diligently, and learned all she could. When the time for the practical exam approached, the gynaecologist prepared carefully for weeks and completed the exam with tremendous skill. When the results came back, she was surprised to find that she had got a score of 150%. Fearing an error, she called the instructor, saying: "I don't want to appear ungrateful for such an outstanding result, but I wonder if there is an error in the mark."

The instructor said, "During the exam, you took the engine apart perfectly, which was worth 50% of the total mark.  You put the engine back together again perfectly, which is also worth 50% of the mark." After a pause, the instructor added, "I gave you an extra 50% because you did it all through the exhaust pipe, which I've never seen done in my entire career.”