A man who was always brief in his conversations, was known by his friends as a man of few words.
One day, a saleswoman promoting a certain brand of cosmetics rang his doorbell and asked to speak to his wife. He told the woman that his wife wasn't home.
"Well," the woman said, "could I please wait for her?"
The man directed her to the living room and left her sitting there for over an hour.
After becoming a bit impatient, she called out for him and asked, "May I ask where your wife is?"
"She's at the cemetery," he replied.
"When is she returning?" the saleswoman asked.
"Not sure," he replied.
"Well, how long has she been there?" asked the salesady.
"Nine years," the man answered.