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Thread #148849   Message #3476476
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
06-Feb-13 - 02:13 PM
Thread Name: BS: First Joke Thread of 2013
Subject: RE: BS: First Joke Thread of 2013
"It Could Have Been Worse..."

There once was a sheriff who, no matter what the situation,
always said, "It could have been worse" after viewing the
scene of the crime. It drove his two deputies absolutely crazy.

One day, the two deputies in the Sheriff's Office answered
an emergency call at a farmhouse. When they walked in,
they found the nude bodies of a man and a woman in the
bedroom. They both had been shot to death. When the
deputies went to the living room, they found the body of a
man with a gun at his side.

"No doubt about it," one deputy said to the other. "This was
a double murder and suicide. This guy came home and
found his wife in bed with somebody else and shot them
both. Then he shot himself."

"You're right," the other deputy replied. "Double murder and
suicide. But I'll bet you when the sheriff gets here, he's
going to say 'It could have been worse' as he always does!"

"No way. How could it be worse? There are three people
in the house, and all of them have been shot to death. It
couldn't be worse. You're on." said the first deputy.

About that time, the old sheriff arrived at the scene. He
walked into the bedroom and saw the two nude bodies.
He then walked into the living room and saw the man on
the floor with the gun by his side. "No doubt about it," the
sheriff said, shaking his head. "It was a double murder
and suicide. This guy came home and found his wife in
bed with somebody else and shot them both. Then he
shot himself."

After hesitating for a moment, the old sheriff looked his
deputies squarely in the eyes. "But, you know," he said, "it
could have been worse."      

The deputy who had lost the bet jumped up and shouted,
"Sheriff, how could it have been worse? There are three
people in this farmhouse, and all three of them are dead.
It couldn't have been worse!!"

"Yes it could," the sheriff retorted. "You see that guy there
on the floor? If he had come home yesterday, that would
be me in there in that bed!"