Reluctantly, the father of eight enters the operating room.
“What’s taking them so long?” his wife asks the receptionist twenty minutes later.
Suddenly, there is an overhead announcement. “Code yellow! Please conduct a search of your area for a missing patient. Call 9111 for a description.”
Minutes later, the urologist approaches, taps Olivia on the shoulder, and whispers in her ear.
“There has been a delay,” he says. “Once I locate your husband, I’ll complete the procedure.”
That night, Olivia kisses her husband’s cheek. Just cut and tie. How difficult can it be? she thinks to herself and positions the scalpel.