An old man was sitting in a private box at a major football match with an empty seat next to him:
A young enthusiast saw the empty seat and said to the old man.
“Who on earth has paid for this expensive seat but not turned up! they must be mad, do you mind if I sit here?”
The old man sadly looked up and said.
“For 50yrs I and my darling wife have sat together and watched every major final, but unfortunately she has passed away so was unable to come, so you can gladly take her place if you like.”
The young man thanked him for his kind generosity and sat beside the old man.
The young man turned to him and said.
“I hope you don’t mind me asking, but as sad as your story is, I have to ask, have you not got any relatives, like a son or grandchild or nephew that you could if brought along with you?”
The old man said.
“Yes I have, but they’ve all gone 2 the funeral.”