A woman appealed to the Governor about getting her husband out of the penitentiary.
“What is he in for?” asked the Governor.
“For stealing a ham,” she replied.
“That doesn’t sound too bad. Is he a good worker?”
“No, I wouldn’t say that. He’s pretty lazy.”
“Oh… well, he’s good to you and the children, isn’t he?”
“No, he’s not. Truth be told, he’s pretty mean to us.”
“Why would you want a man like that out of prison?” the governor asked in disbelief.
“Well, Governor, we’ve been out of ham for quite a spell now.”