One of the regular foursome was sick, so a new member named George filled in.
He was good and pleasant company so they asked him to join them again the
"Fine," George said, "but I may be a few minutes late."
The following Sunday George showed up right on time. Not only that, he played
left-handed and beat them. They agreed to meet the following Sunday morning.
George was eager to come, but again, mentioned that he might be a few minutes
late. The next Sunday there was George, punctual to the dot. This time he
played right-handed and beat them again.
"You on for next Sunday, George?" one of the foursome asked.
"Sure," George replied, "but I might be a few..."
Another golfer jumped in. "Wait a minute... You always say you might
be late, but you're always right on time, and you always win, left-handed
"Well," George replied, rather sheepishly, "that's true, but see, I'm
superstitious. If my wife is sleeping on her right, when I wake up, I play
right handed. If she's sleeping on her left side, I play left handed."
"What if she's lying on her back?"
George said, "That's when I'm late."