Hymie is playing cards.
His pal, Abe, bets £5000, loses, and dies of a heart attack. Hymie volunteers to break the sad news to his widow. His friends say he must be diplomatic.
Hymie rings the bell and tells Abe's widow; "Your husband lost £5000 at cards and he's too scared to come home".
"Tell him to drop dead", she replies.
"Right", says Hymie.