puzzled, but doesn’t say anything.
But eventually, after a couple of weeks of this, he can’t take it. “I’m sorry, friend, but I must ask: why do you buy the paper every day and then just look at the front page and throw it out?”
“Oh, I’m just checking for something.”
“OK, but: what are you checking for?”
“I’m checking for a particular obituary.”
“But sir, you don’t even open the newspaper! The obituaries aren’t even on the front page!”
“Oh, believe me, the one I’m waiting for will be.”
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