There are two nice bachelor brothers who live with their mother， Jim and Bob. A business trip took Bob out of town for a few days but he promised to call home on a regular basis to find out how things are going.
As good as his word， Bob called home the next day and Jim answered the phone. Bob asked， “So how's everything going？”
Jim replied， “The cat's dead. He fell out the window.”
Bob was furious at the way his brother responded to his question and told him the bad news in such a callous manner. He told Jim his feelings in no uncertain terms.
Jim asked， “So how would you have liked me to respond？”
Bob went on， “First you could have told me that you accidentally left the window open. Then the cat jumped out of the window and landed on the small roof below. We called the emergency response team， who tried for nearly and hour to coax the cat back into the house all the while trying to reach him by ladder from the outside. In spite of everyone's efforts， the cat lost his footing fell off the roof and died from his injuries.”
Jim responded， “Oh. I see……”
Bob then asked Jim， “So how's Mom？”
Jim said， “Well， I accidentally left the window open and the cat got out. Mom went out the window onto the small roof to try to get the cat.”