Brownness

Food For Thought

The local newspaper funeral notice telephone operator received a phone call. A woman on the other end asked, "How much do funeral notices cost?"

"$5.00 per word, Ma’am," came the response.

"Good, do you have a paper and pencil handy?"

"Yes, Ma’am."

"OK, write this: ‘Fred dead.’"

"I’m sorry, Ma’am; I forgot to tell you there’s a five-word minimum."

"Hmmph," came the reply, "You certainly did forget to tell me that." A moment of silence. "Got your pencil and paper?"

"Yes, Ma’am."

"OK, print this: ‘Fred dead, Cadillac for sale.’

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