Monday, August 24, 2009

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Glasgow mortuary

A man who just died is delivered to a Glasgow mortuary wearing an
expensive, expertly tailored black suit.

Big Tam the mortician asks the deceased's wife how she would like the
body dressed.

He points out that the man does look very good in the black suit he is
already wearing.
The widow, however, says that she always thought her husband looked his
best in blue.

She gives Tam a blank cheque and says, 'I don't care what it costs, but
please have my husband in a blue suit for the viewing.'
The woman returns the next day.

To her delight she finds her husband dressed in a gorgeous blue suit with
a subtle chalk stripe; the suit fits him perfectly.

She says to Tam, 'Whatever the cost, I'm very satisfied.
You did an excellent job and I'm very grateful.
How much did you spend?'
To her astonishment, Tam presents her with the blank cheque.
'No charge, 'he says.

'No, really, I must pay you for the cost of that exquisite blue suit!'
she says.

'Honestly, hen,' Tam says, 'it didn't cost nothing.
You see, a dead gentleman of about your husband's size was brought in
shortly after you left yesterday, and he was wearing an attractive blue

I asked his missus if she minded him going to his grave wearing a black
suit instead, and she said it made no difference as long as he looked

'So, I just switched their heads.'