FileTitle: Joke1438.html
Category: Humor
Type: Joke
Description: Lawyers and Funerals
As Mr. Smith was on his death bed, he attempted to formulate a plan that
would allow him to take at least some of his considerable wealth with
him.   He called for the three men he trusted most - his lawyer, his
doctor, and  his clergyman.  He told them, "I'm going to give you each
$30,000 in cash  before I die.  At my funeral, I want you to place the
money in my coffin so that I can try to take it with me."  All three agreed
to do this and were  given the money.

At the funeral, each approached the coffin in turn and  placed an
envelope inside.  While riding in the limousine to the cemetery,  the
clergyman said "I have to confess something to you fellows.  Brother
Smith was a good churchman all his life, and I know he would have
wanted me to do this.  The church needed a new baptistery very badly,
and I took  $10,000 of the money he gave me and bought one.  I only put
$20,000 in the  coffin."  The physician then said, "Well, since we're
confiding in one  another, I might as well tell you that I didn't put the full
$30,000 in the coffin either.  Smith had a disease that could have been
diagnosed sooner if  I had this very new machine, but the machine cost
$20,000 and I couldn't  afford it then.  I used $20,000 of the money to buy
the machine so that I  might be able to save another patient.  I know that
Smith would have wanted me to do that."  The lawyer then said, "I'm
ashamed of both of you.  When I put my envelope into that coffin, it held
ashamed of both of you.  When I put my envelope into that coffin, it held