606. Funeral savings
© Bruce Goodman 8 June 2015
Jimmy was old and dying. Patrick, his nephew and godson, was with him.
“Paddy,” said Jimmy, “when I go my final will and funeral instructions are in the top drawer.”
Jimmy died. Paddy opened the drawer. There was the final will and, on a separate piece of paper, the funeral instructions.
Jimmy had left everything to Paddy. Everything! Once the funeral expenses were paid for.
“He has rather expensive tastes when it comes to funerals,” thought Paddy.
He went to see the undertaker and arranged the cheapest funeral possible.
On the way home he called into the Travel Agency and booked an extended vacation to Honolulu on the funeral savings.