The Divorce

A married couple is driving along a highway doing a steady forty miles an hour. The wife is behind the wheel.

Her husband suddenly looks across at her and speaks in a clear voice.

“I know we’ve been married for twenty years, but now I want a divorce.”

The wife says nothing, keeps looking at the road ahead, but slowly increases her speed to forty-five mph.

The husband speaks again…

“I don’t want you to try and talk me out of it,.” he says, “because I’ve been having an affair with your best friend, and she’s a far better
lover than you are.”

Again, the wife stays quiet, but grips the steering wheel more tightly and s-l-o-w-l-y increases the speed to fifty-five mph.

He pushes his luck.

“I want the house,” he says insistently.

Up tp sixty mph.

“I want the car, too,” he continues.

Sixty-five mph.

“And,” he says, “I’ll have the bank accounts, all the credit cards, and the boat.”

The car slowly starts veering towards a massive concrete bridge.

This makes him nervous, so he asks her. .

“Isn’t there anything you want?”

The wife at last replies, in a quiet and controlled voice. .

“No, I’ve got everything I need,” she says.

“Oh, really?” he inquires, “so just what have you got?”

Just before they slam into the bridge at sixty-five mph, the wife turns to him and smiles. .

“The airbag.”


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