Misfortune

Approaching 40, my frugal husband yearned for a boat. Frugality won out until the day he came across the obituary of an old high-school classmate, Ted. Certain this was a sign that life was too short, my husband purchased a boat that weekend.

Days later, a former classmate called. "Sure was a sad thing, wasn’t it?" he said. "You know, Ted’s boating accident and all."