83 year old widow wants to place an obituary – but then says 3 words that make the editor faint

83 year old widow wants to place an obituary – but then says 3 words that make the editor faint

You have to try to see the bright side of bad situations. If you see an opportunity – seize it! This is one such story.

83 year old Selma calls the local newspaper office to see that the obituary for her recently deceased husband is published.

“Hello, I’d like to place an obituary,” she says.

“Okay, I’m ready,” the editor who is manning the obit desk says.

“Leon Schwartz, beloved husband of Selma Schwartz, father of Becky and Morris and grandfather of —“

“Umm, Mrs. Schwartz. I’m sorry to interrupt, but I failed to mention the fee. The first five words are free. After that it’s two dollars per word.”

Selma Schwartz thinks for a moment, then says, “Okay, then make it read, ‘Schwartz died. Buick for sale.’”

The editor fainted.

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