Two guys were talking at work. “I’ve got a problem,” the first guy said.
“What is it?”
“My wife has done it to me again. I’m supposed to buy my mother-in-law a present for her birthday, from the two of us. And I am fresh out of ideas. I mean it’s HER mother, why can’t she buy it?”
“Well, what did you buy her last year?” the guy asked.
“Last year I bought her a VERY EXPENSIVE cemetery plot.”
“A cemetery plot? Hmmmm, that’s hard to top,” the guy replied.
So they sat around for a while, and still couldn’t come up with anything better, so the son-in-law didn’t buy his mother-in-law nothing.
When the big day arrived the next weekend, the mother-in-law was very upset. Which was apparent, because at the family gathering, she announced loudly to everyone, “Thank you all for the wonderful gifts. Too bad my daughter and son-in-law weren’t so thoughtful!”
Thinking quickly, the son-in-law responded, “Well, why bother, you haven’t used the last gift I bought you!”