Fred was sitting quietly at the breakfast table one morning, reading his paper.

He was peacefully enjoying himself, when suddenly his wife snuck up behind him and whacked him on the back of the head with a huge frying pan.

“What the heck was that for?” he yelled.

She replied, “I found a piece of paper in your pants pocket with the name Marylou written on it…”

He replied indignantly, “Oh, dear, remember two weeks ago when I went to the horse races? Well, Marylou was the name of one of the horses I placed a bet on.”

The explanation seemed to appease her, and she left the room to go about her business.

Three days later, Fred again sat in his chair reading the morning paper when the phone rings. His wife answers and then abruptly hangs up the telephone and whacks him on the back of the head with the same huge frying pan.

“What the heck did I do wrong this time?” he asked.

She answered, “Your horse just called!”

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