Story 36: Muriel’s fabulous idea

This is the fourth day of seven days in which an earlier story is repeated. Today it is Story 36: “Muriel’s fabulous idea”. It was first posted on 15 November 2013.

My name is Muriel. I have a fabulous idea.

Here is my fabulous idea:

You know all those people in old people’s homes who have lost their memories? Alzheimer’s or something? They don’t know nothing. And they’re happy. Well, why not use their eyes for cornea transplants? They won’t know what would’ve happened to them. And that way they can be of some use to society instead of a burden.

And there must be other parts of them that can be used for transplants as well while they are still alive. I’m not medical. Like hand transplants or skin grafts. No hearts or livers and so on because that would kill them off. And what is the use of a dead donor that’s gone cold?

A fabulous idea, eh? Here it is:

You know all those people in old people’s homes who have lost their memories? Alzheimer’s or something? They don’t know nothing. And they’re happy. Well, why not use their eyes for cornea transplants? They won’t know what would’ve happened to them. And that way they can be of some use to society instead of a…

“Excuse me, Muriel,” said the surgeon. “Would you mind following me please to the operating table?“

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22 thoughts on “Story 36: Muriel’s fabulous idea

  1. observationblogger

    I just passed this one on to friends. Marvellous.

    One question. Why does Muriel say ‘A fabulous idea, eh? Here it is’ and not repeat – ‘Here is my fabulous idea’? Or does the surgeon say – ‘A fabulous idea, eh?’ That was the only part which I was confused by.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      I would have no clue why she said that. I just type out what the characters in my head say. I don’t have trouble with it eh. Mind you, NZers put “eh” at the end of most sentences eh. I think it comes from the Maori eh. They also raise the voice at the end of most sentences like it’s a question when it’s not eh? So Muriel might be a Kiwi!

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