An elderly couple went on a cruise and one evening when there was a full moon they thought it would be really romantic to go up on deck and watch the sun set over the horizon and the moon rise out of the sea.
Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t really co-operating with them, and although the sunset was practically perfect, the sea was pretty rough, and they had to hold tightly onto the rail.
So there the elderly couple were, standing at the back of the ship, watching the moon, when all of a sudden a large wave came up and washed the old woman overboard.
The old man was rather distraught, as you can imagine. He called a crew member, who notified the captain, and the ship was turned around and lights shone into the water while they searched for her.
Well, they searched for days and couldn’t find her, and so the captain sent the old man back to shore at the end of the cruise with the promise that he would notify him as soon as they found something.
Three long weeks went by, and finally the old man received a message from the boat. It read: “Sir, sorry to inform you, but we found your wife dead at the bottom of the ocean. We hauled her up to the deck, and to our surprise attached to her rear end was an oyster, and inside it was a pearl with an estimated value of around $50,000! Please can you advise us what you would like us to do with your wife’s body.”
The old man messaged back to the captain: “Please send me the pearl, and re-bait the trap.”
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