THREE Aussie blokes, Mongrel, Coot and Bluey, are working up on an outback mobile phone tower. As they start their descent, Coot slips, falls off the tower and is killed instantly.
As the ambulance takes the body away, Bluey says, “Well, bugger me, someone’s gotta go and tell Coot’s wife.”
Mongrel says, “Okay, I’m pretty good at that sensitive stuff, I’ll do it.”
Two hours later, he comes back carrying a case of beer.
Bluey says, “Where’d you get the grog, Mongrel?”
“Coot’s wife gave it to me,” Mongrel replies.
“That’s unbelievable! You told the missus her husband was dead and she gave you a case of beer?”
“Well, not exactly,” Mongrel says. “When she answered the door, I said to her, ‘You must be Coot’s widow.’ She said, ‘You must be mistaken; I’m not a widow.’ Then I said, ‘I’ll bet you a case of beer you are.’”
Australians are good at that sensitive stuff.