Six retired Jewish friends were playing poker in the condo clubhouse when Meyer lost $500 on a single hand. He clutched his chest and dropped dead.
Showing respect for their fallen comrade, the other five continued. But they played standing up.
At the end of the game, Finkelstein looked around and asked, “So, who’s gonna tell his wife?”
They cut the cards. Goldberg picked the low card and had to make the call. They told him to be discreet, gentle and don’t make a bad situation any worse.
“Discreet? I’m the most discreet person you’ll meet. Discretion is my middle name. Leave it to me.”
Goldberg went over to the Meyer’s condo and knocked on the door. Meyer’s wife answered shouting through the door, “What do you want?”
Goldberg shouts back, “Your husband just lost $500 playing poker and is afraid to come home.”
“Tell him to drop dead!” Yelled his wife.
“I’ll go tell him.” said Goldberg.