An elderly man
in Phoenix calls his son in New York and says, “I hate to ruin your day,
but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; 45 years of misery
is enough.”

“Pop, what
are you talking about?” the son screams.

“We can’t
stand the sight of each other any longer,” the old man says. “We’re
sick of each other, and I’m sick of talking about this, so you call your sister
in Chicago and tell her.” Then he hangs up.

Frantic, the son
calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. “Like heck they’re getting
divorced,” she shouts, “I’ll take care of this.” She calls Phoenix
immediately, and screams at the old man, “You are NOT getting divorced.
Don’t do a single thing until I get there. I’m calling my brother back, and
we’ll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?”

The old man hangs
up his phone and turns to his wife. “Okay,” he says, “They’re
coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own fares.”


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