After being with her all evening, the man couldn't stand another minute with his blind date. Earlier, he had secretly arranged to have a friend call him on the phone so he would have an excuse to leave if something like this happened. He was relieved when the waiter told him he had a phone call.

When he returned to the table, he lowered his eyes, put on a grim look and said, "I have bad news. My grandfather has just died."

"Thank goodness," his date said. "If yours hadn't, mine would have had to."