An Irish fisherman's wife goes kayaking one evening and doesn't return home.
The next day, two constables show up at his door, with one carrying a five gallon bucket.
"Mr. O'Brien, we have some bad news for you." But we also have some good news.
And we have some very good news as well. What would you like to hear first?"
With a troubling and trembling voice, Mr. O'Brien says, "give me the bad news."
"Your wife is dead. We found her in the bay."
Devastated, Mr. O'Brien, asks, "praise God, tell me, what could be the good news?"
"Well, Mr. O'Brien, when we pulled your wife up, she had 12 lobsters attached to her--and they were the biggest lobsters we have seen since the 1960's."
"And we brought you a couple of them, here in this bucket, thinking you might enjoy sharing in the catch."
"That is mighty generous of you, fellas. And thank you.
But, pray tell, what is the really good news?"
"Well, we're gonna pull her up again in the morning."