Henry was obviously hurt by his wife’s confession, but said: “I never suspected this. Can you tell me what you mean by ‘good reason’?
Martha said: “The first time was shortly after we were married, and we were about to lose our little house because we couldn’t pay the mortgage. Do you remember that one evening I went to see the banker and the next day he notified you that the loan would be extended”?
Henry recalled the visit to the banker and said: “I can forgive you for that. You saved our home, but what about the second time”?
Martha asked: “Do you remember when you were so sick, but we didn’t have the money to pay for the heart surgery you needed? Well, I went to see the doctor one night and, if you recall, he did the surgery at no charge”.
“I recall that” said Harry. “And you did it to save my life, so of course I can forgive you for that. Now tell me about the third time …”
“All right,” Martha said. “Do you remember when you ran for president of your golf club, and you needed 73 more votes ….”
Harry fainted and dropped to the floor.