From A Prairie Home Companion’s Pretty Good Joke of the Day:
A couple was shopping on Christmas Eve, and the mall was packed. As the wife walked through the mall, she was surprised to look up and see her husband was nowhere around. She was quite upset because they had a lot to do. Because she was so worried, she called him on her cellphone to ask him where he was.
In a calm voice, the husband said, “Honey, you remember the jewelry store we went into about five years ago where you fell in love with that diamond necklace that we could not afford and I told you that I would get it for you one day?” The wife started to cry and said, “Yes, I remember that jewelry store.”
Husband: “Well, I’m in the bar right next to it.”