The dying penny pincher told his doctor, lawyer and pastor, “I have $90,000 under my mattress. At my funeral I want each of you to toss an envelope with $30,000 into the grave.” And after telling them this, he died.
At the funeral, each threw his envelope in the grave. Later, the pastor said, “I must confess. I needed $10,000 for my new church, so I only threw in $20,000.”
The doctor admitted, “I needed $20,000 for new equipment at the hospital, so I only had $10,000 in the envelope.”
“Gentlemen, I’m shocked that you would blatantly ignore this man’s final wish,” said the lawyer. “I threw in my personal check for the full amount.”
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