A British lord went on vacation. After one week his butler sends him a telegram:
"Your cat fell off the roof and croaked."
Upon receiving this, the lord furiously canceled his vacation and made his way home where he berated his butler.
"Look if I was in your place I would have put it more delicately"
"First I would send a telegram saying:
Your cat is on the roof and can't get down, after about two hours I would send another teleram.
Your cat has fallen off the roof, finally after another two hours I would send the third telegram. Your cat has sadly passed away from the injuries"
"Yes m'lord" answered the butler.
Content that he has lectured his butler the lord returns to his vacation. In two days he receives a telegram:
"Your mother is on the roof and can't get down"