Monday, September 27, 2004

Sharing

A little old couple walked slowly into a McDonalds one cold winter
evening.They looked out of place amid the young families and young
couples eating there that night. Some of the customers looked
adiringly at them.  You could tell what the admirers were
thinking. "Look, there is a couple who has been through a lot
together, probably for 60 years or more!

The little old man walked up to the cash register, placed his order
with no hesitation and then paid for their meal. The couple took a
table near the back wall and started taking food off of the tray.
There was one hamburger, one order of French fries and one drink. The
little old man unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in
half. He placed one half in front of his wife. Then he carefully
counted out the French fries, divided them in two piles and neatly
placed one pile in front of his wife.

He took a sip of the drink, and then his wife took a sip as the man
began to eat his few bites. Again, you could tell what people around
the old couple were thinking. "That poor old couple." As the man
began to eat his French fries, one young man stood and came over to
the old couples table.

He politely offered to buy another meal. The old man replied that
they were just fine. They were used to sharing everything. Then the
crowd noticed that the little old lady hadn't eaten a thing. She just
sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally sipped some of
the drink.

Again, the young man came over and begged them to let him buy them
something to eat. This time, the lady explained that no, they were
used to sharing. As the little old man finished eating and was wiping
his face neatly with a napkin, the young man could stand it no longer
and asked again.

After being politely refused again, he finally asked the little old
lady, "Ma'am, why aren't you eating. You said that you share
everything.  What is it that you are waiting for?"

She answered.................

"The teeth."

************************************************************************************

Since this is a week of sharing....I thought it was adorable!!

1 comment:

kuhlhiggins said...

LOL that is so cute.
Kathy