I am the owner of a small convenience store in a small town in rural North Dakota. Every morning, a group of mostly retired men come to the store to have coffee or a bottle of water, and shoot the breeze. Some play cards, some play practical jokes. Its a great group of guys who have become almost like family to me. We’re open every morning of the year, except Christmas. We joke around a lot, and keep tabs on what everyone is doing or where they are going for the winter. Almost all of them have a great sense of humor, and we laugh so much, sometimes my cheeks hurt.
One of the jokesters was getting ready to leave this morning. I asked him if he had gotten something nice for his wife’s Christmas present. He said, “Nope! I got her a present a few years ago and she never used it.”
I asked him what he had gotten her.
He laughed, “A cemetery plot.”
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, and a fantastically wonderful New Year!