IJMC A Life In Order

                        IJMC - A Life In Order

Sometimes, it's good to have traditions and to follow them almost 
religiously. Other times, it's not so good, but it may be just as fun...

 A man receives a free ticket to the SuperBowl from his company.
 Unfortunately, when he arrives at the stadium he realizes the seat is
 in the last row in the corner of the stadium.......he is closer to the
 Goodyear Blimp than the field! About halfway through the first quarter
 he notices an empty seat 10 rows off the field right on the 50 yard
 line.  He decides to take a chance and makes his way through the
 stadium around the security guards to the empty seat.
 As he sits down, he asks the gentleman sitting next to him, "Excuse
 me, is anyone sitting here?"

 The man replies "No".

 Now, very excited to be in such a great seat for the game, he again
 inquires of the man next to him, "This is incredible!" "Who in their
 right mind would have a seat like this at the SuperBowl and not use

 The man replies, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me, I was
 supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away.  This is the first
 SuperBowl we haven't been together since we got married in 1967."

 "Well, that's terribly sad.  But still, couldn't you find someone to
 take the seat? A relative or close friend?"

 "No," the man replied, "they're all at the funeral."

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