Earlier this week I was having one of those competitive conversations clergy have with each other when I was asked:
"Which are you better at then - weddings or funerals?"
I replied straightaway:
"My success rate for funerals is far higher."
The other cleric looked bemused and said:
"I'm sorry, what?"
"Well," I explained, "I have to confess that not every person I have ever married has remained married. But EVERY person I have buried..."