[Jokes] cheese scones

McKenna, Chris (RDS SW) chris.mckenna at DEFRA.GSI.GOV.UK
Thu Nov 3 18:26:52 GMT 2005

An elderly man lay dying in his bed. While suffering the agonies of
impending death, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favourite cheese
scones wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted
himself from the bed.

Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and
with even greater effort, gripping the railing with both hands, he crawled
downstairs. With laboured breath, he leaned against the doorframe, gazing
into the kitchen.

Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in
heaven, for there, spread out upon waxed paper on the kitchen table were
dozens of his favourite cheese scones. Was it heaven? Or was it one final
act of heroic love from his devoted wife of sixty years, seeing to it that
he left this world a happy man?

Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself towards the table,
landing on his knees in a crumpled heap. His parched lips parted, he could
almost taste the cheese scone before it was in his mouth, seemingly bringing
him back to life.

The aged and withered hand trembled on its way to the nearest scone at the
edge of the table, when his hand was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his
wife . . . . . .

"Get Off!! ", she said, "They're for the funeral". 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

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