A traditional elderly woman was enjoying a good
game of bridge with her girlfriends early one evening. "Oh,
no! I have to rush home and fix dinner for my husband!
He's going to be really upset if it's not ready when he gets home from work!" she
When she got home, she realized that she didn't have
enough time to go to the supermarket, and all she had
in the way of food was a wilted head of lettuce, an egg, and
a can of cat food in the cupboard. In a panic, she opened the can of cat
food, stirred in the egg, and 'plated' it on a few lettuce leaves,
just as her husband pulled up.
She greeted her husband and then watched in horror
as he sat down to his dinner. To her surprise, he
seemed to really enjoy his dinner. "Darling, this is one of the
best dinners you have made for me in forty years we've
been married. You can make this for me any old time."
Needless to say, every bridge night from then on, the
woman made her husband the same dish. When she told
her bridge cronies about it, they were all horrified.
"You're going to kill him!" they exclaimed.
Two months later, her husband died.
The next time the women got together to play bridge, one
of the ladies suddenly blurted out, "You killed him! We told
you that feeding him that cat food every week would do
him in! How can you just sit there so calmly and play
bridge knowing you murdered your husband?"
The wife stoically replied, "I didn't kill him. He fell out of a tree,
while trying to catch a bird."
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Joke du Jour' (JdJ@yahoogroups.com) -- Ed:Anon.]
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