Instructions

We come across many funny incidents related to different walks of life. One of the funny incident is the punchline or a climax — which gives the incident a sudden transformation or twist (into something not expected). It is this punchline which makes the incident funny.
In each of the following questions an incident is described but the punchline is missing - indicated by a blank. After the incident, two statements numbered I and II are given. Considering the- incident, you have to decide which of the two statements fits as a punchline.

Question 86

# The patient was grumbling about the fee. Hundred Rupees for pulling out a tooth!”’, she exclaimed, ‘‘and it’s only a minute’s work.”The dentist said, ‘‘well, ............ I. Ican give you 50% discountif you get all your teeth pulled out.Il. I will pull it-out slowly, if you wish.

Solution

Here, the customer has expressed that the rate is too high for getting one single tooth pulled out, and that too for work that needs only a minute.

Hence, statement 1 can be a funny punchline, wherein the dentist mocks the patient by asking her to get all the teeth pulled out, which is not a practical solution to secure a discount.

Even the second statement is a good punchline that counters the argument made by the patient about the work needing only a minute.

This makes both statements good punchlines.