Journey by Stephen Clark  
    to Ridgetown

 
 
As you're sitting at the bar drinking your beer, a guy says to you, "Hi, how's it going?"
    He introduces himself -- his name is Bob and he's drinking beer too. He says he's drinking to forget his troubles.
    "What troubles, Bob?", you say.
    He replies, "My wife has left me. She caught me fooling around and now she's taken the kids and moved out. I don't know what I'm going to do without her. She was everything to me. And now my life is empty and meaningless."
 
Say, "What do you do for a living, Bob?"
Say, "Why don't you tell me all about your wife, Bob?"