bobs tradition was to buy his wife a singing telegram for her birthday. through several years of marriage and 4 kids, he never once failed. one birthday she came home from a horrible day at work. the house was empty and horribly messy. she had gotten into a fender bender on the way to work, her lunch was cold, and to top it off, she got fired! all this, and no singing telegram. the doorbell rings as shes getting dinner ready. she marches to the door to see a uniformed man. she says to him, "are you my singing telegram? "no maam, i--" "i don't care what you have to say or sell or whatever, i want it sung!" "but maam--" "no buts. sing it!" "all right, if you insist...da da da dum de dum, bob and the kids are dead!"