Daily Joke: John and Mary become bank robbers

Jul 22, 2021
John and Mary had some stories to tell in their old age. Source: Getty Images

John and Mary decide they’ll become bank robbers and lead a life of crime.

Mary does the actual robbing at gunpoint inside the banks while John waits outside as the getaway driver.

They are initially successful, with a string of heists that make headlines.

One day their luck runs out and they get caught.

At trial, the judge condemns Mary to 10 years in prison, while John gets two years. However, once they get to their respective prisons, they discover that – due to a clerical error – John will be serving 10 years and Mary only two. Despite her insistence, John convinces Mary to keep quiet about it.

After two years, Mary gets out and she continues to visit John faithfully every month. They exchange letters and phone calls regularly for the remainder of his 10 years.

Finally, after he does his time, John gets out and is joyfully reunited with Mary. They get married and move to a different state and start anew, leaving their life of crime behind. They raise a family with children and grandchildren and eventually reach old age.

On their 50th wedding anniversary, they have a party and the entire family and friends gather to celebrate. It’s a sensational affair, with many laughs and stories, recounting their life together.

The conversation turns to the secrets to a happy marriage. One of the guests asks Mary why she decided to stick with John while he was in prison, despite all of the hardships.

Mary answers, “Well… you know you have found ‘The One’ when you finish each other’s sentences.”

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