A funeral director received a call late one night to go to the hospital and pick up a body. If you recall, the funeral director and his wife lived in the funeral home and she would not stay there by herself. On the way back, it was about 2:30 in the morning and a man was in the middle of the road hitchhiking. The funeral director and his wife stopped and asked if they could help.
The man said, "Yes, I ran out of gas." The man gets in the hearse. He tells them about the big party he had been to and how drunk he was.
Then he gets quiet, looks around and asks, "What kind of car is this?"
"Well, it is a hearse," said the funeral director. The hitchhiker said, "Did you take someone to the hospital?" No, was the reply, We picked up someone. The man said..."Is he dead?"
To which the answer was, "Yes, there is a dead body in the back."
Well, the man suddenly wanted to get out. The funeral director went to a nearby truck stop and let the man out. As he got out of the hearse, the man said said "Folks, when I got in here tonight I was really drunk but I sure am sober now!"