A Jewish couple in London won twenty‑million pounds in the lottery. They
bought a magnificent mansion in Knightsbridge and surrounded themselves
with all the material wealth imaginable.
They decided to hire a butler. They found the perfect butler through an
agency, very proper and very British, and he came to work for them.
The day after his arrival, he was instructed to set the dining table for
four, as they were inviting the Cohens to lunch. The couple then left the
house to do some shopping.
When they returned, they found the table set for eight. Perplexed, they
asked the butler why it was set for eight when they had expressly asked
him to set it for four.
The butler replied, "The Cohens telephoned and said they were bringing the
Blintzes and the Knishes."