Benny and his friend Louis are going skiing. They load up Benny’s car and head north. After driving for a few hours, they get caught in a terrible snow storm. They pull into a nearby farm and ask the attractive lady who answers the door if they could spend the night there.
“I realise it’s terrible weather out there and I have this huge house all to myself,” she explains. “But I’m recently widowed and I’m afraid my neighbours will talk if I let you two stay in my house.”
“Don’t worry,” says Benny. “We’ll be happy to sleep in your barn. And if the weather breaks, we’ll be gone at first light.”
The lady agrees and Benny and Louis find their way to the barn and settle in for the night. Come morning, the weather had cleared, so they go on their way and enjoy a great weekend of skiing.
But nine months later, Benny gets a letter from a lawyer. It takes him a few minutes to figure it out, but he finally realises that it’s from the lawyer of the attractive widow he and Louis had met on the ski weekend. So he phones Louis and asks, “Louis, do you remember that good looking widow at the farm we stayed at on our ski holiday up North about 9 months ago?”
“Yes, I do.” replies Louis.
“And did you happen to get up in the middle of the night, leave the barn, and go up to her house to pay her a visit?” asks Benny.
“Well, um, yes,” Louis replies, a little embarrassed about being found out. “I have to admit that I did.”
“And did you happen to use my name instead of telling her yours?” asks Benny.
“I’m sorry Benny,” replies Louis, “I’m afraid I did. Why do you ask?”
“Because she’s just died,” replies Benny, “and she’s left everything to me.”