A married millionaire couple is driving along a country road doing a
steady forty miles per hour. The husband is behind the wheel. His wife
suddenly looks across at him and speaks in a clear voice. Darling," she
says. "I know we've been married for twenty years, but I want a divorce."
The husband says nothing, keeps looking at the road ahead but slowly
increases his speed to 45 mph. The wife speaks again. "I don't want you
to try and talk me out of it," she says, "because I've been having an
affair with your best friend, and he's a far better lover than you are."
Again the husband stays quiet, but grips the steering wheel more tightly
and slowly increases the speed to 55.
She pushes her luck. "I want the house," she says insistently. Up to 60.
"I want the cars, too," she continues. 65 mph. "And," she says, "I'll have
the bank accounts, all the credit cards and the boat."
The car slowly starts veering towards a massive concrete bridge. This
makes her a wee bit nervous, so she asks him: "Isn't there anything
The husband at last replies - in a quiet and controlled voice, "No, I've
got everything I need." he says.
"Oh, really?" she enquires, "So what have you got?"
Just before they slam into the wall at 70ph, the husband turns to her