The day after his wife disappeared in a kayaking accident, an Alaskan man answered his door to find two long-faced Alaska State Troopers.
“We’re sorry Mr.Jones, but we have some information about your wife,” said one trooper.
“Tell me! Tell me! Did you find her?” Jones shouted.
The troopers looked at each other. One said, “We have some bad news, some good news, and some really great news. Which do you want to hear first?”
Dreading what was coming, an anxious Mr.Jones said, “Give me the bad news first.”
The trooper said, “I’m sorry to tell you, sir, but this morning we found your wife’s body in the Bay.”
“Oh my God!” exclaimed Jones. Stammering, he asked, “what’s the good news?”
The trooper continued, “When we pulled her up, she had 12 twenty-five pound king crabs and 6 good-size Dungeness crabs clinging to her. In all fairness, you are entitled to a share in the catch.”
Outraged, Mr. Jones demanded, “If that’s the good news, what’s the great news?”
The trooper said, “We’re going to pull her up again tomorrow.”