An Englishman celebrating his twenty-fifth wedding anniversary gave a big part for all his friends. But the host was nowhere to be seen. Finally a friend found him in the library, drinking a brandy and staring on the fire.
‘’peter’’ the friend said, ‘you should be celebrating with your guests. Why are you so sad?’’
‘’Charles’’, the husband explained, ‘when I had been married for five years I decided to kill my wife. I went to my lawyer and told him what I was going to do. He said that if I did it I would get twenty years to do in prison.
‘’just think, Charles, tonight I would have been a free man.’’