One man was Italian, the second was Mexican and the third was Polish.
The Italian man opened his lunch box and said, “Spaghetti again! I have had 17 years of spaghetti. If I get spaghetti again tomorrow. I will throw myself off the roof”.
Then the Mexican opens his lunch box and says, “Tamales! 15 years of tamales. If I get them again tomorrow, I will throw myself off the roof too”.
Then the Polish man opens his lunch box and says, “Peanut Butter and Jelly! If I get this again, I will join you guys”.
The next day, the three of them are sitting down to lunch and the Italian opens his lunch box.
There again is spaghetti for lunch. He stands up, throws his lunch box to the ground below, and then throws himself off the roof.
The Mexican then opens his lunch box and there again he finds he has tamales for his lunch. He too throws himself off the roof.
The Polish man then opens his lunch box and there as always he finds Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. He too throws himself off the roof.
A few days later at their funerals, the three wives are standing together and sobbing.
The Italian mans wife says to the others, “If he would have told me he was tried of spaghetti, I would have willingly have made him something else”.
The Mexican mans wife also said, “My husband never said he was tired of tamales or I, too, would have made him something else”.
The Polish mans wife turns to the others and says, “I don’t understand. My husband has made his own lunch for the past 12 years!”
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