Daily Joke: An Elderly Miser Is Returning Home with His Grandson and Refuses to Take a Bus
On a hot afternoon, Scrooge the miser and his grandson, Tim, were walking home from a meeting.
After a while, Tim stars complaining, "Gramps, it's still a long way back home. It's hot, and I'm exhausted. Look, there's a bus stop. What if we take the bus home?"
Scrooge felt offended by his suggestion. "What!? It’d be like six dollars to get home from here! I’m not wasting that money! We'll walk."
Tim sighs, but since he's a good kid, he doesn’t make a scene about it. A few feet later, however, Scrooge sees a taxi and hails it.
"How much would you charge to take us to Springfield Avenue?" Scrooge asks the driver.
"Springfield Avenue? That’d be twenty bucks," says the driver.
"Jeez! That's too much. Sorry, but we’ll have to pass, thank you."
The cab drives off. Tim turns to his grandfather and, exasperated, asks, "did you really think that a cab to our place would cost less than a bus ride?" he asks incredulously.
"Don't be ridiculous, of course not," Scrooge scoffs.
"Then why did you bother flagging down the taxi, Gramps?!"
"Foolish boy! We would've saved $6 by not taking the bus; now we're saving $20 by not taking the taxi!"
Business comes first
The previous joke reminds us of the one about a miser businessman on his deathbed moments away from passing that says, "my dear wife are you here?"
The lady replies, "yes, dear, I am very much here with you."
"My beautiful daughter, are you here?"
The young woman says, “yes, dad, I am also next to you."
"My beloved son, where are you? "
The young man says: "I am also here. Don't worry!"
"What’s wrong with you people? If you all are here, who is working at our shop????"
A diligent wife
Another hilarious joke about a miser is about this man who had worked all of his life and had saved all of his money.
He was a real miser when it came to his money and would always prevent himself and his wife from getting any reasonable comfort because he didn't want to spend his precious money.
Since he loved his money more than anything in life, he told his wife right before he died, “now listen, I want you to take all my money and place it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the afterlife."
Although she was surprised, the wife promised she would do as he said. Soon later, the old miser died. He was stretched out in the casket, and his wife was sitting there in black next to her closest friend.
When they finished the ceremony, and just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife stopped them.
"Wait, just a minute!" She placed a small shoebox in the casket. Then the undertakers locked it and rolled it away.
Her friend was baffled, "I hope you didn’t lose your mind and placed all his money in the casket."
She replied, "I won’t lie. I promised him that I was going to put that money in the casket with him and, as a good Christian, I did it."
"You try to tell me you just put every cent of his money in that casket?"
"I sure did," said the wife... "I got it all together, put it into my bank account, and I wrote him a check."
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