John was totally obsessed with his cat. His job demanded that he go out of town for a while. The only person he trusted to possibly care for his cat was his brother. He took the cat over and gave his brother the food, treats, shampoo, conditioner and fancy litter box. He cried as he told his cat goodbye.
John called his brother after two days to check on his cat. His brother said, “Your cat died.”
John went crazy. “You are a cold, rude person. You should not tell a person bad news in such a callous manner. You should have said something like…the cat is on the roof and we can’t get it down. By the way how is Mother doing?” His brother replied,
“Mother is on the roof and we can’t get her down.”