04 January 2006

Interchangeable suits

A man who just died is delivered to the mortuary wearing an expensive, expertly tailored black suit. The undertaker asks the deceased's wife how she would like the body dressed. He points out that the man does look good in the black suit he is already wearing.

The widow, however, says that she always thought her husband looked his best in blue, and that she wants him in a blue suit.

She gives the undertaker a blank check and says, "I don't care what it costs, but please have my husband in a blue suit for the viewing."

The woman returns the next day for the wake. To her delight, she finds her husband dressed in a gorgeous blue suit with a subtle chalk stripe; the suit fits him perfectly. She says to the mortician, "Whatever this cost, I'm very satisfied. You did an excellent job and I'm very grateful. How much did you spend?" To her astonishment, the undertaker presents her with the blank check.

"There's no charge," he says.

"No, really, I must compensate you for the cost of that exquisite blue suit!" she says.

"Honestly, ma'am," the undertaker says, "it cost nothing. You see, a deceased gentleman of about your husband's size was brought in shortly after you left yesterday, and he was wearing an attractive blue suit. I asked his wife if she minded him going to his grave wearing a black suit instead, and she said it made no difference as long as he looked nice. So I just switched the heads."

7 comments:

~j. said...

Perfect joke, the punchline being the very last word. Well done.

Just found you through other blogs, and I think we have friends in common. Hope you don't mind my stopping by. I really enjoy reading what you have to say.

Geo said...
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Geo said...

Hi, Jenny Eckton! Why on earth would I "mind"? I am one blogger who is definitely an inhibited exhibitionist. I'm very happy you stopped by and found something worth your time. I hope you will stop by again!

BTW, your name is so very familiar to me. How come?

P.S. I only wish I could take credit for that joke.

~j. said...

Jenny's a pretty common name... Eckton, not so much. Have we met? Provo much?

AzĂșcar said...

Geo,
Drop me an email:
carina1
(at)
gmail.com

For I have something for you.

Geo said...

Jenny: Provo always! I've got the figure-it-out bee in my bonnet now, and soon my brain will be buzzing with remembrance, if there's any to be had in there.

~j. said...

Perhaps Carina has the answer...?