guy named Joe receives a free ticket to the Super Bowl from his
company. Unfortunately, when Joe arrives at the stadium, he realizes
the seat is in the last row in the corner of the stadium, he's
closer to the Goodyear Blimp than the field. About halfway through
the first quarter, Joe sees through his binoculars an empty seat
10 rows off the field right on the 50 yard line.
decides to take a chance and makes his way through the stadium
and around the security guards to the empty seat. As he sits down,
Joe asks the gentleman sitting next to him, "Excuse me, is
anyone sitting here?"
man says "No."
very excited to be in such a great seat for the game, Joe again
inquires of the man next to him, "This is incredible! Who
in their right mind would have a seat like this at the Super Bowl
and not use it?!"
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 Super Bowl we haven't been together at since we got married
that's really sad," said Joe, "but still, you couldn't
find anyone to take the seat? A friend or close relative?"
"No," the man replies, "They're all at the funeral."