Bud has a “nosebleed seat” at the final game in the Stanley Cup series. He notices an empty seat in the front row.
After the first period, he makes his way down to the empty seat and asks the guy in the next seat if anyone’s sitting there.
The guy says, “No, you can sit there.”
As they’re watching the game, Bud asks the guy whether he knows who owned the ticket for the empty seat.
The man says, “Yes, it was my wife’s seat. We’ve been coming to Redwings games together for years. But she passed away.”
Bud says, “I’m sorry about that, but couldn’t you find a friend or relative to take the ticket? I mean, this is the FINAL game for the Stanley Cup!”
The guy says, “No, they’re all at the funeral.”