Olaf is talking to his neighbor, Sven, and Sven asks how Olaf's wife is doing.
Olaf shakes his head.
"I dunno," he says. "I think she's dead."
"What are you talking about?" Sven says. "Why do you THINK she's dead?"
Olaf says, "Well, the sex is the same, but the dishes are starting to stack up."
A joke from the film "A Prairie Home Companion".
A live Public Radio program that is immensely populair.
Full of music and jokes from rural America - Minnesota, to be exact. Populated by Norwegian immigrants who, as the story goes, settled in Minnesota having forgotten why they left Norway.
Garrison Keillor is a fantastic story teller.
He makes you laugh and cry and think about your youth - what went right and what went wrong.
Because all of us had things that went right and wrong.
The trick is to learn to laugh and cry about them.
P.S. An alert reader sent this joke in, also from the same movie:
Lefty: What did the elephant say to the naked man?
Lefty: That's cute, but can you breath through it?