An very wealthy old man was on his deathbed.
He wanted badly to take all his money with him, so just before he died, he called his priest, his doctor and his lawyer to his bedside.
The old man said to them, “Here is $30,000 cash to be held by each of you. I trust you to put this in my coffin when I die so I can take all my money with me.”
A week later, at the funeral, each man put an envelope in the coffin.
Riding away in a limousine, the priest suddenly broke into tears and confessed that he had only put $20,000 into the envelope because he needed $10,000 for a new baptistery.
“Well, since we are confiding in each other,” said the doctor, “I only put $10,000 in the envelope because we needed a new machine at the hospital which cost $20,000.”
The lawyer was aghast. “I’m ashamed of both of you,” he exclaimed. “I want it known that when I put my envelope in that coffin, it held my personal check for the full $30,000.”