bread slicedThe Governor was in the habit of scheduling part of his day to hear the pleas of relatives of prisoners. One day, a woman came to beg that her husband be released from prison. "What was he convicted of?" the Governor asked.

"Stealing a loaf of bread."

"And is he a good husband to you?"

"Not really," the woman replied. "He's lazy, bullies the kids, runs around with other woman, and he's not much use for anything else."

"Then why would you want him released?" the Governor asked.

"We're out of bread again."