Jokes IRL: The infamous XY problem

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There is a thing called XY Problem which, in short, is asking for help with your attempted solution rather than your actual problem, in the area where your knowledge is deliberately limited.

So here is a joke on it:

Fred goes to a doctor and says, "Doc, I want to be castrated."

The doctor says, "Look, I don't know what kind of cult you're into or what your motives are, but I'm not going to do that sort of operation."

Fred replies, "Doc, I just want to be castrated and everything else is just none of your business. Here is $5,000 cash right here. Will you do it?"

The doctor says, "Well, okay, I guess I could do it if you want..."

So he puts Fred to sleep, does the operation and is waiting at the bedside when Fred wakes up. "Well, Doc, how'd it go?" Fred asks.

"It went fine, just fine. It's really not too difficult of an operation. As a matter of fact, $5,000 is a lot to pay for such a simple task and I felt a little guilty about taking that much. So, while I was operating, I also noticed that you had never been circumcised, so I went ahead and did that, too. I think, it's really better for a man to be circumcised, and I hope you don't mind my..."

"Circumcised!" yells Fred. "That's the word!"

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