A woman in her eighties is distraught after the death of her warm, caring, faithful husband of sixty years. She can’t live without him and decides that the best way to be with him is to stab herself in her pitifully broken heart. Still, she doesn’t want to linger so she calls a doctor to find out exactly where the heart is.
He tells her to put her first two fingers together, hold them horizontally and place the tip of the first finger just below her left nipple. The heart, he says, is immediately below the first knuckle on her second finger.
Later that night the doctor is called to the emergency room to put fourteen stitches on the elderly woman’s left knee.