A man on his deathbed spent his entire life pinching pennies and clinging to all of his money.
Friendless, he is surrounded by his priest, doctor, and lawyer. Just before he dies he tells them, “I know most people say that you can’t bring money with you after you die, but I want you to all throw this into my grave just as they are about to bury me,” and hands them all envelopes with $50,000 in them.
After his funeral the three are discussing the money. The doctor says, “I have to confess something. I’ve really been wanting a vacation so I only threw $40,000 in.”
The priest follows, “I must also confess. We are renovating the church so I only threw in $25,000. I feel terrible.”
The lawyer lashes out at them, “You guys are terrible! Not only did I throw in the $50,000 he gave me, but I added my own $10,000.”
The doctor replies, “Why in the world would you give that greedy man your money?”
The lawyer replies, “He was a good man so I wrote him a cheque for the full amount.”