a man had a ticket for the world cup final but was seated in the upper seats. as the match begins, he notices an empty seat down near the pitch. taking a chance, he makes his way down to the empty seat and asks the man next to it if anyone is sitting there. "no", says the seated man," that seat is empty."

"this is incredible," says the other man. "who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the world cup final, the biggest sporting event in the world, and not use it?" the seated man says "well, actually, the seat belongs to me. i was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away. this is the first final we haven't been to together since we got married in 1987". "oh... i'm sorry to hear that. thats terrible. but couldn't you find someone else - a friend or relative, or even a neighbour to take the seat?" the seated man shakes his head. "no. they're all at the funeral."