Bad News Bearers

Six friends were playing poker when Fred loses $500 on a single hand, clutches his chest, and drops dead at the table.

Showing respect for their fallen friend, the other five complete their playing time standing up.

Then Dave looks around and asks, “Now, who’s going to tell Fred’s wife?” They draw straws and Pete, who always seems to lose, picks the short one.

They tell him to be discreet and gentle and not to make a bad situation any worse than it is.

“Discreet? Gentlemen. Please. I’m the most discreet man you will ever meet. Discretion is my middle name, leave it to me.” Pete says.

Pete walks over to Fred’s house, knocks on the door and Fred’s wife answers and asks what he wants.

Pete says, “Sorry to bother you, ma’am, but, your husband just lost $500 playing cards.”


“Will do!” replied Pete.