“Why?” asked the patient.
“Not ‘Y’. ‘X’ as in X-rated.”
“What is X-rated?” The patient was awakening from post-surgery slumber.
A nurse entered the hospital room. The doctor left.
“So, how does it look?” the patient asked the nurse. Realizing his covers were off and she was peering down at him below the waist. “I mean, my ankle.”
The nurse funneled her eyes through his. Her full lips smiled at the corners. Giggling followed.
“You’re on the mend, Ray,” she said. “Dr. Hoo just wants to take one more X-ray.”