Hovanness and Araxi are flying to Australia for a two week vacation to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Suddenly, over the public address system, the Captain announces, “Ladies and Gentlemen, I am afraid I have some very bad news. Our engines have ceased functioning and we will attempt an emergency landing. Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach. However, the odds are that we will never be rescued and may have to live on the island for the rest of our lives!”
Thanks to the skill of the flight crew, the plane lands safely on the island.
An hour later Hovanness turns to his wife and asks, “Araxi, did we pay our charity pledge check to Sourp Hagop Church yet?”
“No, sweetheart,” she responds.
Hovanness, still shaken from the crash landing, then asks, “Araxi, did we pay our Armenian National Committee pledge?”
“Oh, no! I'm sorry. I forgot to send the check,” she says.
“One last thing, Araxi. Did you remember to send a check for the Armenian School Building Fund this month,” he asks.
“Oh, forgive me, Hovanness jan,”begged Araxi. “I didn't send that one, either.”
Hovanness grabs her and gives her the biggest kiss in 40 years. Araxi pulls away and asks him, “So, why did you kiss me?”
Hovanness answers, “Don't worry, they'll find us.”