|Saturday, October 26, 2002||
A lady is having a bad day at the roulette tables in Vegas. She’s down to her last $50. Exasperated, she exclaims, "What rotten luck! What in the world should I do now?" A man standing next to her suggests, "I don't know...why don't you play your age?"
He walks away. Moments later, his attention is grabbed by a great commotion at the roulette table. Maybe she won! He rushes back to the table and pushes his way through the crowd. The lady is lying limp on the floor, with the table operator kneeling over her.
The man is stunned. He asks, "What happened? Is she all right?"
The operator replies,
"I don’t know. She put all her money on 29, and 36 came up.
Then she just fainted!"
When her late husband's will was read, a widow learned he had left the bulk of his fortune to another woman. Enraged, she rushed to change the inscription on her spouse's tombstone.
"Sorry, lady," said the stonecutter. "I inscribed 'Rest in Peace' on your orders. I can't change it now."
"Very well," she said grimly. "Just add, 'until we meet again.' "
A dying man gathered his
lawyer, doctor and clergyman at his bed side and handed each of them an
envelope containing $25,000 in cash. He made them each promise that
after his death and during his repose, they would place the three
envelopes in his coffin. He told them that he wanted to have enough
money to enjoy the next life. A week later the man died. At the wake,
the lawyer, doctor and the clergyman, each concealed an envelope in the
coffin and bid their old client and friend farewell. By chance, these
three met several months later. Soon the clergyman, feeling guilty,
blurted out a confession saying that there was only $10,000 in the
envelope he placed in the coffin. He felt, rather than waste all the
money, he would send it to a mission in South America. He asked for
their forgiveness. The doctor, moved by the gentle clergyman's
sincerity, confessed that he too had kept some of the money for a worthy
medical charity. The envelope, he admitted, had only $8000 in it. He
said he too could not bring himself to waste the money so frivolously
when it could be used to benefit others. By this time the lawyer was
seething with self-righteous outrage. He expressed his deep
disappointment in the behavior of two of his oldest and most trusted
friends. "I am the only one who kept his promise to our dying
friend. I want you both to know that the envelope I placed in the coffin
contained the full amount. Indeed, my envelope contained my personal
check for the entire $25,000."
— Culled from the Net by Sunil Sharma