A hurricane blew across the Caribbean. It didn't take long for
the expensive yacht to be swamped by high waves, sinking
without a trace. There were only two survivors: the boat's
owner Dr. Eskin and its steward Benny who managed to swim
to the closest island.
After reaching the deserted strip of land, the steward was crying
and very upset that they would never be found. The other man
was quite calm, relaxing against a tree.
"Dr. Eskin, Dr. Eskin, how can you be so calm?" cried the
Benny. "We're going to die on this lonely island. We'll never
be discovered here."
"Sit down and listen to what I have to say, Benny," began
the confident Dr. Eskin. "Five years ago I gave the United Way
$500,000. and another $500,000. to the United Jewish Appeal.
I donated the same amounts four years ago. And, three years
ago, since I did very well in the stock market, I contributed
$750,000. to each. Last year business was good, so the two
charities each got a million dollars."
"So what?" shouted Benny.
"Well, it's time for their annual fund drives, and I know they're
going to find me," smiled Dr. Eskin.