Seamus the farmer had a nagging wife.

She made his life miserable. The only real peace he got was when he was out in the field ploughing. One day while in the field, Seamus’s wife brought him his lunch. Then while he quietly ate she berated him with a constant stream of nagging and complaining.

Suddenly, Seamus’s old donkey kicked up his back legs, struck her in the head killing her instantly. At the funeral, the Priest noticed that when the women offered their sympathy, Seamus would nod his head up and down. But when the men came up and spoke quietly to him, he would shake his head from side to side. After the mourners left, the Priest approached, Seamus and asked, “Why did you nod your head up and down to all the women and shook from side to side to all the men?” Well, Seamus replied, “The women all said how nice she looked, and her dress was so pretty, so I agreed by nodding my head up and down. And all the men asked, “Is that donkey for sale?”