BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU DIAL.
Bob calls home. "Hello"
says a little girl's voice.
"Hi, honey, it's Daddy,"
says Bob. "Is Mommy near the phone?"
"No, Daddy. She's upstairs in
the bedroom with Uncle Frank."
After a brief pause, Bob says,
"But you haven't got an Uncle Frank, honey!"
"Yes, I do, and he's upstairs
in the bedroom with Mommy!"
"Okay, then. Here's what I
want you to do. Put down the phone, run upstairs and knock on the
bedroom door and shout to Mommy and Uncle Frank that my car's just
pulled up outside the house."
A few minutes later, the little
girl comes back to the phone. "Well, I did what you said, Daddy."
"And what happened?"
"Well, Mommy jumped out of
bed with no clothes on and ran around screaming, then she tripped
over the rug and fell down the stairs and she's just lying there. Her
neck is at a funny angle. I think she's dead."
"Oh my god... And what about
"He jumped out of bed with no
clothes on too and he was all scared and he jumped out the back
window into the swimming pool, but he must have forgot that last week
you took out all the water to clean it, so he hit the bottom of the
swimming pool and is just lying there, not moving. He may be dead too."
There is a long pause. Then Bob
says, "Swimming pool? Is this 95476039?"