On his way out of church, Frank stopped at the door to speak to the minister. "Would it be right," he asked, "for a person to profit from the mistakes of another?"
"Absolutely not!" replied the pastor.
"In that case," said the young man, "I wonder if you'd consider returning the hundred dollars I paid you to marry my wife and me last July?"
"What did you buy your husband for his birthday?"
"Well, knowing he wanted a journal, I bought him one that locked since he's so particular about his notes."
"And surely you bought something for yourself too?"
"Oh, of course! I made myself a duplicate key."
Busy in the yard one afternoon, my father paused to admire our neighbor's new boat.
"Sure is a beauty, Charles," Dad said. Knowing that Charles was conservative when it came to spending money, my father asked, "Was it expensive?"
"The boat itself wasn't so bad," Charles replied. "But the extras really hurt."
"You mean things like water skis, life jackets, and trailer?" my father asked.
"No," our neighbor said with a sigh. "I mean what the wife wanted - the new carpet, the kitchen cabinets, and the cabin room furniture."