Sharing in marriage 62



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The old man placed an order for a hamburger, French fries and a 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, driving them into two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife.

He took a sip of the drink, his wife took a sip and then set cup down between them. As he 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 old 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 the old man finished and was wiping his face neatly with the napkin, the young man again came over to the little old lady who had yet to eat a single bit of food and asked, ‘What is it you are waiting for’?

She answered…


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  1. My wife and I often share a meal out not because we cant afford 2 meals but cafes today make such huge portions coffee club please note

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  2. We aways share a meal either at home or when we are out, as these days, at most of the cafe’s and restaurants in our area the serves are to big, it’s about caring and sharing everything with each other, nothing to do with costs.

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