The Governor made room on his busy calendar to hear the pleas of one Mrs. Smith that her husband be released from the state penitentiary. “What was he sentenced for?” asked the Governor gently.
“For stealing a loaf of bread,” nervously replied the offender’s wife.
“Is he a good husband?”
“No,” she replied frankly, blushing a bit. “He beats me when he gets drunk, he bullies our children, he’s unfaithful, and really not much good at all.”
“It sounds to me as though you’re better off without him,” said the Governor. “Why on earth do you want him out of jail?”
“Well,” she explained, “we’re out of bread again.