Joke stolen from: Training2Laugh

For their retirement vacation, my mother and father decided to drive through Alaska. Dad, who loves to fish -- but never had the time, was especially looking forward to breaking in all the gear my brother and I had given him, including the graphite pole that came in its own leather case.

After driving for a few days, they found a perfect spot where Mom could read in the shade and Dad could fish.

After he had struggled down the bank with all his gear, Mom was surprised to see him lugging it back up a few minutes later. He had just discovered that what he had packed was his leather-en-cased pool cue!