“I’d like to place an obituary for my late husband”
The man at the desk says “OK, how much money do you have?”
The old woman replies “£5” to which the man says; “You wont get many words for that but write something and we’ll see if it’s ok”.
So the old woman writes something and hands it over the counter and the man reads “Peter McFlannel died”.
The clerk feels guilty at the abruptness of the statement and encourages the old woman to write a few more things.
The old woman ponders and then adds a few more words and hands the paper over the counter again.
The clerk then reads “ Peter McFlannel died. Ford Escort for sale”