I'm thinking of the old joke about the couple who find themselves alone on Thanksgiving. The husband calls their children and says, "Your mother and I are getting a divorce." Then he hangs up, turns to his wife, and says, "The kids will be over in fifteen minutes."

Dyke, Dick, and Todd Gold. "Old Things - And What Really Matters." Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths about Aging. Kindle ed. Weinstein, 2015. 266. Electronic.