Joke of the Day: The Obedient Wife

Chief Ojo Ayeloja had worked all his life as a public
servant in one of the government agencies in Abuja and he had a substantial
part of his earnings in the bank. When it came to spending money, Chief Ayeloja was a miser. Just before
he died, he said to his wife, “When I die, you must take all my money and
put it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the after-life with

And he got
his wife to swear to do that.  So, when
he died, he was stretched out in a casket and carried to the church for funeral
service. His wife, who sat on the front pew especially reserved for her,
dressed in black had one of her friends sitting next to her. After the church
ceremony, just before the undertakers got ready to carry the casket out of the
church building, the wife said “Wait just a moment”
Carrying a
small metal box with her, she moved towards the casket and put the box in the
casket. Thereafter, the undertakers locked the casket and rolled it out of the
church. Worried, the widow’s friend said, “My friend, hope you were not foolish enough
to put all that money in that casket with your husband?”
The loyal
wife replied, “Listen, I am a Christian; I cannot go back on my words, I promised him
that I was going to put all his money into the casket with him”.
Shocked, the
friend asked “Are you saying you have put all that money in the casket with him?”
“Yes, I did, but in my
own way”
the widow.
“How?” a more worried friend asked
“I got all my husband’s
money packed in a big bag, carried everything to the bank, and paid the money
my account. Then I wrote a cheque in his name and put inside that
box. If he can cash it, then he can spend it”
 Culled from the Book Read ‘n’ Laugh: First 100 Jokes of Our Time by Olaleye Falore


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