Helping a Buddy Gary and Dan were good friends dating back to their college years. One day, Gary noticed something clearly was bothering Dan so he took him out to a bar hoping to get him to open up about his worries. Gary matched Dan, drink for drink, trying to get him to talk about what was bothering him. Gentle prodding did nothing and it wasn't until after downing his ninth drink that Dan blurted out, "OK, it's your wife." "My wife?" his friend demanded. "What about my wife?" "I think she's cheating on us."