An Old Man's Dying Request
An elderly man visited his doctor and found that he didn't have very long to live.
So he summoned the three most important people in his life to tell them of his
fate - his doctor, his priest, and his lawyer.
He explained, "Well, today I found out I don't have long to live. So I have
summoned you three here, because you are the most important people in my life,
and I need to ask a favor. Today, I am going to give each of you an envelope with
$50,000 inside. When I die, I would ask that all three of you throw the money into
They all agreed.
After the man passed on, the three men happened to run into each other.
The doctor said, "I have to admit I kept $10,000 of his money. He owed lots
of medical bills. But, I threw the other $40,000 in like he requested."
The priest said, "I have to admit also, I kept $25,000 for the church. It's all
going to a good cause. I did, however, throw the other $25,000 in the grave."
The lawyer just couldn't believe what he was hearing and exclaimed, "I am
surprised at you two taking advantage of him like that!! I wrote a check for
the full amount and threw it all in!!"