Doris Pads Out The Small Ads

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Doris’s husband dies and because he was such a popular fella, she decides to put an announcement in the paper. But not having a lot of money, she tells the local newspaper she wants to keep it as short as possible. “Just put ‘Ben Potts dead’.”

“Actually Madam,” Says the sales assistant on the phone. “You can have up to six words for the same price. Is there anything you would like to add?”

Doris thinks for a few moments and then says “Yes, OK. Can you add ‘Ferret for sale’?”