A man who just died is delivered to the mortuary wearing an
expensive, expertly tailored black suit. The mortician asks the
deceased’s wife how she would like the body dressed. He points
out That the man does look good in the black suit he is already wearing. The
widow, however, says that she always thought her husband looked
his best in blue, and that she wants him in a blue suit. She gives the
mortician a blank check and says, "I don’t care what it costs, but please
have my husband in a blue suit for the viewing."
The woman returns the next day for the viewing. To her
delight, she finds her husband dressed in a gorgeous blue suit with a subtle
chalk stripe; the suit fits him perfectly. She says to the mortician,
"Whatever this cost, I’m very satisfied. You did an excellent job and I’m
very grateful. How much did you spend?" To her astonishment, the
mortician presents her with the blank cheque. “There’s no charge,” he says.
"No, really, I must compensate you for the cost of that exquisite blue
suit!" she says.
“Honestly, ma’am,” the mortician says, "it cost
nothing. You see, a deceased gentleman of about your husband’s size
was brought in shortly after you left yesterday, and he was wearing
an attractive blue suit. I asked his wife if she minded him going to
his grave wearing a black suit instead, and she said it made no
difference as long as he looked nice.
So I just switched the heads."