An arrogant and cranky old man and his long-suffering wife were married for many years. Whenever they had any argument, yelling could be heard deep into the night. The old man would shout, "When I die, I will dig my way up and out of the grave and come back and haunt you for the rest of your life!".
The neighbors feared him. The old man liked the fact that he was feared.
To everyone’s relief, he finally died of a heart attack at the age of 98.
His wife had a closed casket at his funeral. After the burial, her
neighbors, concerned for her safety, asked "Aren’t you afraid that he
may indeed be able to dig his way out of the grave and haunt you for the
rest of your life?".
The wife replied, "So let him dig: I had him buried upside down. And I know he won’t ask for directions."