Barry Block called his three best friends to his home.
He tells them “you know how they say you can’t take it with you” ?
Well I’m gonna prove they are wrong. I’m going to give each of you $500,000.
When I die, I’d like you to put the money in my casket. They all agreed to do this.
He soon dies.
His first friend, Ira Krauss, goes to the casket and deposits a bag into the casket.
His second friend, Michael King, puts a similar bag in the casket.
His third friend, Hal Ornstein, puts a bag in the casket.
After the funeral, they all go out for a drink together.
After a few drinks, Ira tells them “I have to be honest. I only put back $400,000. I used the other hundred thousand to buy more shares in TALAR.”
His second friend, Michael, says “well to be honest I only put in $250,000. My consulting business really hasn’t been all that good and there was a Porsche that I really wanted to buy.”
His third friend, Hal, expressed his shock and dismay.
“How could you guys do that ? He always took care of us with PM Magazine. What you all did was disgraceful.
I put the entire $500,000 back in his casket. Every bit of it. In fact, to make sure nothing happened, I wrote him a check for the money.”
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