Breaking Bad News

A man goes on a two month business trip to Europe and leaves his cat with his brother. Three days before his return he calls his brother.

So how is my cat doing?

He’s dead, said his brother.

He’s dead!? What do you mean he’s dead! I loved that cat. Couldn’t you think of a nicer way to tell me! I’m leaving in 3 days. You could have broke me to the news easier. You could have told me today that she got out of the house or something. Then when I called before I left you could have told me, Well, we found her but she is up on the roof and we’re having trouble getting her down. Then when I call you from the airport you could have told me, The Fire Department was there and scared her off the roof and the cat died when it hit the ground.

I’m sorry, you’re right, that was insensitive I won’t let it happen again, replied his brother.

Alright, alright, forget about it. Anyway, how is Mom doing?

His brother sighted and said, She’s up on the roof and we’re having trouble getting her down.

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