The local news station was interviewing an 80-year-old lady who had just married for the fourth time. The interviewer asked her questions about her life and what it was like to marry again at 80. Then he asked her about her new husband's occupation. "He's a funeral director," she answered.
"That's interesting," the newsman responded. He decided to ask a follow-up question: "What occupations did your first three husbands have?"
She paused for a few moments, needing time to reflect on all those years. A smile came to her face as she explained she married a banker in her twenties, a circus ringmaster in her forties, a preacher in her sixties, and now, of course, in her eighties, a funeral director.
The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished, and asked why she had married four men with such diverse careers.
She smiled and explained, "I married one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, and four to go!"