A young man decides to move out of the country. He has a problem though, because his cat is left with no one to care for it, and his mother, old and frail, cannot even take care of herself. He decides to leave it in the hands of his neighbor, an old woman. He thanks her for taking responsibility and leaves.
One week later he calls.
“Hi, how are you doing?” He asks.
“Fine thank you.” She responds.
“How’s the cat?”
“Oh, he fell off the roof and died.” She deadpans.
The man is extremely irritated, and says “Just like that? After I groomed him, fed him, and took care of him for 6 years? Now I call you and you tell me just like that?”
“At least make it slower, one day tell me he is on the roof, the next day tell me he fell off, the next day tell me his is injured, and the day after that that he is dead. Pacing woman!”
Sighing deeply, he asks slowly “how is my mother?”
“On the roof, she responds.”