971. Funeral time
© Bruce Goodman 7 June 2016
Let’s face it; Giuseppe didn’t want to go to the funeral. His wife, Maree, said, “So why go?” But Giuseppe felt duty bound. Some sort of ex-colleague from Giuseppe’s pre-retirement days had passed on. Giuseppe wasn’t feeling too well himself, and wasn’t feeling too eager to have to sit for an hour or so in a cold church.
“With your poor health I wish you wouldn’t go,” said Maree. "It'll be the death of you." But Giuseppe insisted.
The funeral was at ten in the morning. Giuseppe arrived a good ten minutes early. There wasn’t a vehicle, a mourner, or a coffin in sight. He waited a while and then went back home. He checked the newspaper. Yes, definitely at ten o’clock, and at that venue. What a mystery.
The next day Giuseppe noticed something…
“Why,” he asked Maree, “is every clock in the house two hours slow?”