Mistaken Identity Makes Man Wealthy
Bob and his buddy Jack decided to go skiing for their spring break. They loaded up Bob’s minivan and headed north. After driving for a few hours, they got caught in a terrible blizzard and pulled into a nearby farm. They asked the attractive lady who answered the door if they could spend the night.
“I realize it’s terrible weather out there and I have this huge house all to myself, but I’m recently widowed”, she explained. “I’m afraid the neighbors will talk if I let you stay in my house.”
“Don’t worry,” Bob said. “We’ll be happy to sleep in the barn. When the weather breaks, we’ll be gone at first light.”
The lady agreed, and the two men found their way to the barn and settled in for the night. By morning, the weather cleared, and they went on their way to enjoying a good week of skiing.
Nine months later, Bob got and unexpected letter from an attorney. It took him a few minutes to figure it out, but he finally determined that it was from the attorney of the attractive widow they had met on the ski weekend.
He dropped in on his friend Jack and asked, “Jack, do you remember that good-looking widow from the farm we stayed at on our ski trip up north?”
“Yes,” said Jack, “I do.”
“Did you happen to get up in the middle of the night, go up to the house and pay her a visit?”
“Yes”, said Jack, a little embarrassed about being found out. “I have to admit I did.”
“And did you happen to use my name instead of her yours?”
Jack’s face turned red, and he said, “Yeah, sorry, buddy. I’m afraid I did. Why do you ask?”
“Because,” said Bob, “she just died and left me everything!”