Nearing the end of a hard life, old Ed was surrounded by his loved ones. As he sensed his final moment was approaching, he gathered all his strength and whispered:
“I must tell you my greatest secret.”
His family members were all ears, and urged him to go on.
“Before I got married, I had it all,” explained Ed.
“Fast cars, cute girls, and plenty of money. But a good friend warned me..
…‘Get married and start a family. Otherwise, no-one will be there to give you a glass of water to drink when you’re on your deathbed.’
“So I took his advice. I traded the girls for a wife, beer for baby food. I sold my Ferrari and invested in college funds. And now here we are…
“And you know what?”
“What?” Whispered the fascinated members of his family.
“I’m not even thirsty!”