The other builders gather around and discuss who should be the one to go and break it John’s (dead guy) wife.
One volunteers, saying he is “good with this sensitive stuff”.
A short while later he returns with 2 crates of beer.
“Where’d you get them”, asks one of the builders.
“John’s wife gave me them”.
“You what, you go around there and tell her John’s dead and she gives you beer?”
“Not exactly, I knocked the door and when she answered I said ‘ Hi, you must be John’s widow’. ‘No I am not’ she told me, and I said, “I’ll bet you a couple crates of beer you are”.