A man answers the telephone to find a doctor from the hospital’s emergency room on the other end.
“Sir,” explains the doctor, “Your wife was in a serious car accident. I have bad news and good news.”
The man, taken back, asks hesitantly, “What’s the bad news?”
“The bad news is your wife has lost all use of both arms and both legs. She will likely be on a respirator for the rest of her life.”
“Heavens, Doc, what’s the good news?”
The doctor replies, “I’m kidding. She’s dead.”