Friday, March 17, 2006

made me chuckle...

My supervisor got this in an email today, and it made us laugh. This strategy is not recommended, but it makes for a good joke!

How to Stay Married

A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoebox in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.

For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoebox and took it to his wife's bedside.

She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $25,000. He asked her about the contents. "When we were to be married," she said, "my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll."

The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness. "Honey," he said, "that explains the doll, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?"

"Oh," she said, "that's the money I made from selling the dolls."

5 thoughts:

Julie said...

he he he... I like that one! You know, if you would have forwarded that to me via email I would have deleted it without reading it. I normally don't care for stuff like that. But, this one tickled me :)

Katie said...

I normally ignore them too - I though another good idea would be just to put $1 in a box whenever you're mad - then, as a reward for keeping your temper, you get to go on a shopping spree!

Jamie said...

Yeah, but how would you get a dollar if your husband was angry with you? :-)

Hey, your sister goes to Bradley, right? Guess she has bragging rights seeing how they advanced farther than the Spartans in the Tournament!

Katie said...

don't be silly, Jamie - I never make Mark mad! :)

MOOGAGOOOG said...

Jamie's very right. HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH GO BRADLEY. THIS IS THE ONLY TIME THEY'VE EVER DONE BETTER THAN SPARTANS IN SPORTS. YAAY. 8D