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Daily Joke: Elderly Man on His Deathbed Tries to Find Out Who of His Sons Is the Laziest

Ayesha Muhammad
Jul 29, 2021
01:00 A.M.
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An elderly man was suffering from a severe health problem, and even though he sought medical help, he was told by doctors that he only had a few days left to live. He was agitated to discover this but knew he had to take care of some things before dying.


So the old man spent his last days in complete agony, knowing that he was left with very little time to deal with his unfinished business. He worried that his sons might not be able to follow in his footsteps once he left for his final abode.

The dying old man asked each of this three sons a question. | Photo: Shutterstock


The elderly man thought for some time and then decided to discuss the matter with his three sons. So one day, while he was on his deathbed, he called them to his room and told them he wanted to discuss something fairly important.

The sons obeyed their father's last request and were very curious about what he wanted to say before dying. When the old man saw that all his sons had gathered around him, he addressed them in a weak, fragile voice:

"My children, I have always appreciated the ability to rest, and that's why I have decided that I will give all of my inheritance to the laziest of you."

The old man then paused for a while, took a deep breath, and said, "My eldest son, come to me."


"Yes, dad, " the eldest son complied with his father's request and walked over to stand by his bedside.

"If you were walking down the street and saw a wad of $100 bills, what would you do?"

The eldest son thought for a moment and replied, "I would walk past them."

After questioning his eldest son, the dying old man paused for a moment, and turned to his middle son. | Photo: Pexels/SHVETS Production


"You're lazy, son. Good," remarked the old man. He then paused to take a breath, turned to his second son, and said, "My middle son, come to me. If you were sitting on the porch and a naked beauty suddenly appeared in front of you, what would you do?"

The second son was now standing by his dad's side and instantly replied, "I would not even turn my eyes to look at her."

"You're lazy. Good," said the elderly man.

It was now the turn of his third and youngest son, who seemed rather confident standing at a distance from his father's bed.

The elderly man breathed heavily, looked at him, and said, "My youngest son, come to me."


"Come here yourself!" replied the youngest son.

Indeed the first two sons showed impressive lazy skills, but the last and youngest son outdid his siblings!

If this joke made you chuckle, you might like this one about the CEO of a company who spots a lazy worker in the factory and decides to teach him a lesson.

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Source: Reddit