I heard a story the other day about a salesman who had closed his first deal, only to discover that the land he had sold was completely under water.
You may remember the story about the preacher who was doing some door-to-door visitation. He introduced himself to an older woman who was none too happy to see him. She demanded he leave immediately and slammed the door.
I have always enjoyed the story about the man who watched his wife prepare a ham for Sunday dinner. As she got it ready to go into the oven, he was struck by the fact that she cut about three inches off each end of it.