One day, Paddy, Seamus and Scotty are working on a power line. The three of them have been co-workers for years and are great friends, until Paddy falls off of the tower and is immediately killed.
Grief-stricken, the two friends look at each other. “Aw, hell,” Seamus says, “Someone’s going to have to inform his wife.” Scotty nods and replies, “I’ve always been good at the sensitive stuff. I’ll do it.”
Later that day, Seamus notices Scotty walking down the street carrying a 24-pack of beer. “Scotty,” he says, “Where’d you get that case of beer? I thought you were going to talk to Paddy’s wife today.”
“I did,” Scotty says. “I went up to her door and asked, ‘you must be Paddy’s widow!’ She told me, ‘you must be mistaken, I’m not a widow.’ So I said, ‘I’ll bet you a case of beer that you are!”