An old man calls his son and says, “Listen, your mother and I are getting divorced. Forty-five years of misery is enough.”
“Dad, what are you talking about?” the son screams.
“We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,” he says. “I’m sick
of her face, and I’m sick of talking about this, so call your sister
and tell her,” and he hangs up.
Now, the son is worried. He calls his sister. She says, “Like hell
they’re getting divorced!” She calls their father immediately. “You’re
not getting divorced! Don’t do another thing. The two of us are flying
home tomorrow to talk about this. Until then, don’t call a lawyer, don’t
file a paper. DO YOU HEAR ME?” She hangs up the phone.
The old man turns to his wife and says, “Okay, they’re both coming for Christmas and paying their own airfares.