The faithful old employee asked for a day off. The request was granted, with an inquiry as to what he intended to do on his holiday.
“I think,” came the cautious answer, “I shall go to my wife’s funeral. She died the other day.”
A few weeks later, the request for a day off was repeated.
“And what are you going to do this time?” the employer asked.
“I think, mebbe, I’ll get married.”
“What! So soon after burying your wife?”
The faithful old employee smiled tolerantly, as he answered:
“Oh, well, I was never one to hold spite.”