A very traditional elderly woman was enjoying
a good game of bridge with her girlfriends one
evening. "Oh, no! I have to rush home and fix
dinner for my husband! He's going to really ticked
if it's not ready on time!" she exclaimed suddenly.
When she got home, she realized that she didn't
have enough time to go to the supermarket, and
all she had in the cupboard was a wilted lettuce
leaf, an egg, and a can of cat food. In a panic,
she opened the can of cat food, stirred in the
egg, and garnished it with the lettuce leaf 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,
the husband really enjoyed his dinner. "Darling,
this is the best dinner you have made for me
in forty years of marriage. You can make this
for me any old day."
Needless to say, every bridge night from then
on, the woman made her husband the same dish.
She told her bridge cronies about it and they
were all horrified.
"You're going to kill him!" they exclaimed.
Two months later, her husband died.
The women were sitting around the table playing
bridge when one of the cronies said, "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 off the mantel while he was cleaning