Sharing and Marriage

 An old man and his wife went to their local fast food restaurant. The man placed an order for one hamburger, one french fry and one drink. He unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half, placing one half in front of his wife.

 He then carefully counted out the french fries, dividing them into two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife. He took a sip of the drink, then his wife took a sip, and after they set the cup down between them. As the man began to eat his few bites of hamburger, the people around them were looking over and whispering.

 Obviously they were thinking, “That poor old couple—all they can afford is one meal for the two of them.”

 As the man began to eat his fries, a young man came to the table and politely offered to buy another meal for the old couple. The man said, they were just fine—they were used to sharing everything.

 People closer to the table noticed the little old lady hadn’t eaten a bite. She sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink. Again, the young man came over and begged them to let him buy another meal for them. This time the old woman said, “No thank you, we are used to sharing everything.”

 Finally, as the old man finished eating, and was wiping his face neatly with the napkin, the young man came over to the little old lady who had yet to eat a single bite of food and asked, “What is it you are waiting for?”

 She answered, “The teeth!”





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