A Jewish man was leaving a convenience store with his espresso when he noticed a most unusual Italian funeral procession headed for the nearby cemetery.

A black hearse was followed by a second black hearse about 50 feet behind it.

Behind the second hearse was a solitary Italian man walking a rather large dog on a leash.

Behind him, a short distance back, were about 200 men walking in single file.

The Jewish man couldn't stand his curiosity.  He respectfully approached the Italian man walking the dog and said:  "I am so sorry for your loss, and this may be a bad time to disturb you, but I've never seen an Italian funeral like this.  Whose funeral is it?"

"My wife's."

"I'm so sorry.  What happened to her?"

"She was nagging me, and my dog attacked and killed her."

He inquired further, "Sorry again, but who is in the second hearse?"

"My mother-in-law.  She came to my wife's help and the dog turned on her and killed her also."

A very poignant and touching moment of Jewish and Italian brotherhood and silence passed between the two men.

The Jewish man then asked thoughtfully, "Can I borrow the dog?"

The Italian man replied, "Just get in line."

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