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The Butler

A Jewish couple in London wins twenty million pounds in the lottery. They buy themselves a magnificent mansion in Knightsbridge and surround themselves with all the material wealth imaginable.

They decide to hire a butler.  They find the perfect butler through an agency, very proper and very British, and bring him back to their home.

The day after his arrival, he is instructed to set the dining table for four, as  they are inviting the Cohens to lunch. The couple then leaves the house to do some shopping.

When they returned, they find the table set for six. Perplexed, they ask the butler why it is set for six when they have expressly asked him to set it for four.

The butler replies: “The  Cohens telephoned and said they were bringing the Blintzes.”