One day a man phones home. Hi, Honey, this is Daddy. Is your Mommy near the
"No, Daddy. She's upstairs in the bedroom with Uncle Fred."
After a brief pause, Daddy says, "But you haven't got an Uncle Fred."
"Oh Yes, I do, and he's upstairs in the bedroom with Mommy, right now!"
"Uh, Okay, then, here's what I want you do. Put down the phone, run upstairs,
knock on the bedroom door and shout to Mommy and Uncle Fred that Daddy's car
just pulled up the driveway."
A few minutes later, the little girl comes back to the
phone. "Well, I did what you said, Daddy."
"And what happened?" he asks.
"Well, Mommy got all scared, jumped out of bed with no clothes on and ran around
screaming, then she tripped over the rug and went flying out the front window
and now she's all dead."
"Oh my God! And what about your Uncle Fred?"
"He jumped out of bed with no clothes on too 'cause he was all scared, and he
jumped out the back window into the swimming pool. But he must have forgotten
that last week you took out all the water out to clean it. So he hit the bottom
of the swimming pool and now he's all dead, too."
There was a long pause on the phone.
Then Daddy says, "Swimming pool? Is this 555-8389?"