A man was on the water for his weekly fishing trip. He began his day with an eight-pound bass on the first cast and a seven-pounder on the second. On the third cast he had just caught his first-ever bass over eleven pounds when his cell phone rang.
It was a doctor notifying him that his wife had just been in a terrible accident and was in critical condition. The man told the doctor to inform his wife where he was and that he'd be there as soon as possible. As he hung up, he realized he was leaving what was shaping up to be his best day ever on the water.
He decided to get in a couple of more casts before heading to the hospital. He ended up fishing the rest of the morning, finishing his trip with a stringer like he'd never seen- with three bass weighing in at over ten pounds!
He was jubilant.
Then...he remembered his wife.. Feeling guilty, he rushed to the hospital.
He saw the doctor in the corridor and asked about his wife's condition.
The doctor glared at him and shouted, "You went ahead and finished your fishing trip, didn't you? I hope you're proud of yourself! While you were out for the past four hours enjoying yourself on the lake, your wife has been languishing in the ICU! It's just as well you went ahead and finished, because it will be more than likely the last fishing trip you'll ever take! Because for the rest of her life she will require 'round-the-clock care. And you'll be her caregiver forever!"
The man was so overwhelmed with guilt that he broke down and began sobbing.
The doctor then chuckled and said, "I'm just messin' with you. She's dead. So what'd you catch?"