A young soccer fan had a lousy seat at the stadium, right behind a pillar. But he spotted an empty seat with a much better view a few rows along, and so he made his way there. When he got there, he asked the old man sitting in the next seat whether the empty seat was taken.
''This is my wife's seat,'' the old man replied solemnly. ''She passed away. She was also a soccer fan.''
''I'm terribly sorry to hear of your sad loss. May I ask why you didn't give the ticket to a friend or a relative?''
''They are all at the funeral.''
from ST Jan. 3, 2017