Jokes for all occasions: haste

The colored man was condemned to be hanged, and was awaiting the time set for execution in a Mississippi jail. Since all other efforts had failed him, he addressed a letter to the governor, with a plea for executive clemency. The opening paragraph left no doubt as to his urgent need:

“Dear Boss: The white folks is got me in dis jail fixin’ to hang me on Friday mornin’ and here it is Wednesday already.”