nearly snowbound for two weeks last winter, a Seattle man departed
for his vacation in Miami Beach, where he was to meet his wife
the next day at the conclusion of her business trip to Minneapolis.
They were looking forward to pleasant weather and a nice time
Unfortunately, there was some sort of mix up at the boarding
gate, and the man was told he would have to wait for a later
flight. He tried to appeal to a supervisor but was told the
airline was not responsible for the problem and it would do
no good to complain.
Upon arrival at the hotel the next day, he discovered that
Miami Beach was having a heat wave, and its weather was almost
as uncomfortably hot as Seattle's was cold. The desk clerk gave
him a message that his wife would arrive as planned.
He could hardly wait to get to the pool area to cool off,
and quickly sent his wife an e-mail, but due to his haste, he
made an error in the e-mail address. His message therefore arrived
at the home of an elderly preacher's wife whose even older husband
had died only the day before. !
When the grieving widow opened her e-mail, she took one
look at the monitor, let out an anguished scream, and fell to
the floor dead. Her family rushed to her room where they saw
this message on the screen:
Departed yesterday as you know. Just now got checked in.
Some confusion at the gate. Appeal was denied. Received confirmation
of your arrival tomorrow.
Your loving husband.
P.S. Things are not as we thought. You're going to be surprised
at how hot it is down here."