This is a very funny story about an old lady whose husband died and she want to put an ad in the paper about his funeral.
The local newspaper funeral notice telephone operator received a phone call. A woman on the other end asked, "How much do funeral notices cost?"
"$5.00 per word, Ma'am," came the response.
"Good, do you have a paper and pencil handy?"
"OK, write this: 'Fred dead.'"
"I'm sorry, Ma'am; I forgot to tell you there's a Six-word minimum."
"Hmmph," came the reply, "You certainly did forget to tell me that." A moment of silence. "Got your pencil and paper?"
"OK, print this: 'Fred dead, his car for sale.' "