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Illustration: Grief, Super Bowl

Jack received a free ticket to the Super Bowl from his company. Unfortunately, when Jack arrived at the stadium he realized the seat was in the last row in the corner of the stadium. He was closer to the Goodyear Blimp than the field!

About halfway through the first quarter, Jack noticed an empty seat 10 rows off the fieldm, right on the 50-yard line. He decided to take a chance and made his way through the stadium and around the security guards to the empty seat.

As he sat down, Jack asked the gentleman sitting next to him, "Excuse me, is anyone sitting here?"

The man said "No. Help yourself."

Very excited to be in such a great seat for the game, Jack said to the man next to him, "This is incredible! Who in their right mind would have a seat like this at the Super Bowl and not use it?!"

The man replied, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away. This is the first Super Bowl we haven't been to together since we got married in 1979."

"That's really sad," said Jack, "Couldn't you find someone to take the seat? A relative or a close friend?"

"No," the man replied, "They're all at the funeral."