A MAN and his wife were awakened at 3am by a loud pounding on the door. The man got up, opened the door and saw a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain. “I need a push!” the drunk slurred.
“Not a chance,” said the man. “It is three in the morning!” He slammed the door and returned to bed.
“Who was that?” asked his wife.
“Just some drunk guy asking for a push,” the husband answered.
“Did you help him?” she asked.
“No, I did not! It is three in the morning and it is pouring rain out there!” the husband said.
“Well, you have a short memory,” his wife scolded. “Can’t you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us? You should be ashamed of yourself! Go out and help him.”
So the husband grumpily did as he was told. He got dressed and went outside into the pounding rain.
“Hello, are you still there?” he called into the darkness.
“Yes,” came the answer.
“Do you still need a push?” the husband called out.
“Yes, please!” came the reply from the dark. “Where are you?” asked the husband. The drunk replied: “Over here, on the swing.”
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