Honesty is the Best Policy

One day my wife and I came home to find a message from a friend of hers on our phone machine. She said she had applied for a job and needed a character reference—basically someone to verify she was honest and trustworthy—and had given the interviewer my wife’s name. Also, she said, there was a form for my wife to sign.

"But I couldn’t find you," the friend concluded, "so I forged your signature."