An attorney arrived home late, after a very tough day trying to get a stay
of execution for a client who was due to be hanged for murder at midnight.
His last minute plea for clemency to the governor had failed and he was
feeling worn out and depressed.. As soon as he walked through the door at
home, his wife started on him about, 'What time of night to be getting home
Where have you been?'
'Dinner is cold and I'm not reheating it,' and on and on and on.
Too shattered to play his usual role in this familiar ritual, he poured
himself a shot of whiskey and headed off for a long hot soak in the bathtub,
pursued by the predictable sarcastic remarks as he dragged himself up the
While he was in the bath, the phone rang. The wife answered and was told
that her husband's client, James Wright, had been granted a stay of
execution after all. Wright would not be hanged tonight.
Finally repentant, realizing what a terrible day he must have had, she
decided to go upstairs and give him the good news. As she opened the
bathroom door, she was greeted by the sight of her husband, bent over naked,
drying his legs and feet.
'They're not hanging Wright tonight,' she said. To which he whirled around
and screamed, 'FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WOMAN, DON'T YOU EVER STOP?!'
Marriage Equals a life Sentence