Two girlfriends were having lunch one day when one spotted an old schoolmate who happened to be eating in the same restaurant. The first friend called over the old schoolmate, who recognized her immediately and popped over to chat.
In the middle of the conversation, the old schoolmate said, “So, I see you have a wedding ring!”
“That’s right,” said the first friend, as the second friend listened.
“And how long have you been happily married?” the old schoolmate asked, with a hint of restrained jealousy.
“Four years,” replied the first friend.
After the old schoolmate left, the second friend said, “Wait a minute. You told me you’ve been married for 12 years. Why did you tell her four?”
The first friend replied, “Oh, I answered her question honestly. She asked how long I’d been happily married.”