"What would happen," he asked his wife, "if I took a sharp knife and slit your throat from ear to ear?"
"Are you ill, Thomas? What do you think would happen? I would probably die."
"That's what I think, too," said Thomas, reaching behind him to bring forth a gleaming kitchen knife. Getting out of his chair, he started across the room with murder in his eyes.
"And what do you think would happen, Thomas," said his wife, reaching beneath the sofa cushions, "if I shot you squarely between the eyes with this .45 automatic?"
Thomas didn't get a chance to answer before his wife aimed and put two holes in his forehead. After calling the police, she retrieved the remote and watched the rest of the program her husband had interrupted.