A woman was out enjoying a good game of bridge with her girlfriends one evening.
Turning to look at the time after a game had ended, she exclaimed in horror, “Oh, no! I have to rush home and fix dinner for my husband! He’s going to really be ticked if it’s not ready on time.”
So, she got up, put her coat on and walked home.
When she got there, she realized that she didn’t have enough time to go to the supermarket to get something for her husband’s dinner and all she had in the cupboard was a wilted lettuce leaf, an egg and a can of cat food.
In a panic, to try and prepare something for her husband to eat before he got home, she opened the can of cat food, stirred in the egg and garnished it with the lettuce leaf.
She had just put the finishing touches to his plate of food as she heard her husband pulling up his car into the driveway.
She greeted her husband with a kiss and then watched in horror as he sat down to his dinner.
To her surprise, her husband was really enjoying his dinner. “Darling, this is the best dinner you have made for me in forty years of marriage. You can make this for me any old day” he said.
Needless to say, every bridge night from then on, the woman made her husband the same dish.
She told her bridge cronies about it and they were all horrified. “You’re going to kill him!” they exclaimed.
Well, to everyone’s surprise and shock, barely two months later, her husband died .
A while later, the women were again sitting around the table playing bridge, when one of the cronies said, “You killed him! We told you that feeding him that cat food every week would do him in! How can you just sit there so calmly and play bridge knowing you murdered your husband?”
The wife stoically replied, “I didn’t kill him! He fell off the window ledge while he was licking himself”.
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