The husband wired home that he had been able to wind up his business trip a
day early and would be home on Thursday. When he walked into his apartment,
however, he found his wife in bed with another man. Furious, he picked up his
bag and stormed out. He met his mother-in-law on the street, told her what
had happened and announced that he was filing for divorce in the morning.
"Give my daughter a chance to explain before you take any action,"
the older woman pleaded. Reluctantly, he agreed.
An hour later his mother-in-law phoned the husband at his club.
"I knew my daughter would have an explanation," she said, a note of triumph
in her voice. "She didn't receive your telegram!"