One’s a doctor, one’s a lawyer, and one’s a priest.
His dying request to the three of them is that to show their gratitude for all the money he’s leaving them, he wants each to take out $10,000 and put it in his coffin.
The day of the funeral comes, and each of the sons dutifully puts a paper bag in the old man’s casket.
They meet up for a drink later.
The priest shamefacedly confesses:
“I couldn’t sleep a wink last night, thinking of all the good our church could do with $10,000. Finally, I decided to just put some wadded-up newspaper in there. Surely dad would understand!”
The doctor sighs in relief.
“I’m so glad you said that! I couldn’t stop thinking about the life-saving equipment our hospital could buy for $10,000, so I also just put some newspaper in the bag. He’ll never know the difference.”
The lawyer wipes his mouth and frowns.
“I’m ashamed of you both. Really, I can’t believe you guys! It was dad’s last request!”
“So, you actually put the money in?”
“Of course! My bag contained my personal check for $10,000!”