The Golf Bet

Four golfers who like to gamble wind up in the same foursome. The pot builds throughout the day until they reach the 18th green, where it comes down to the last putt. If Charlie makes the 10-foot putt, he wins the $200 pot.

Charlie lines up his putt, but just as he's about to take his stance, a funeral procession begins passing by on the road that runs alongside the 18th hole.

Charlie steps away from his ball, sets down his putter, takes off his hat and places it over his heart, and waits in total silence until the funeral procession is completely passed. Only then does Charlie pick up his putter and begin lining up the putt again.

"Wow," one of his opponents says. "That was the most touching thing I have ever seen. You've got a makeable putt for $200, yet you stopped and paid your respects to a passing funeral procession? I had no idea you were so sentimental!"

"Well after all," Charlie says, "we were married for 25 years."

Posted May 29, 2013

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