A miserly old woman walked into the local newspaper office
to have an obituary written for her husband who died a
couple of days ago. The person in charge at the office told
her that the fee for the obituary was one dollar per word.
The woman thought for a while and then said, “Let it just
read ‘Fred Anson died.’
Amused at the woman’s ‘thrift’, the man at the office told
her, “I’m sorry ma’am. There is a 7-word minimum for all
obituaries put in our newspaper.”
The woman was getting annoyed. She pondered for a few
seconds and then said, “In that case write , ‘Fred Anson
died. Good 1982 pick-up for sale.’ ”
A miser’s behaviour and actions can be most
unbecoming … small wonder why he or she
cannot relate well to others. Unless and until one
lessens or removes one's greed and stinginess,
one can never find true happiness and peace.
An Anniversary Wish
A married couple, both 60 years old,
were celebrating their 35th wedding
Anniversary. During their party, a
wizard appeared to congratulate
them and grant them each one wish.
The wife wanted to travel around the
world and poof – the wife had tickets
in her hand for a world cruise.
Next, the wizard asked the husband
what he wanted. He said, “I wish I
had a wife 30 years younger than me.”
The wizard picked up his wand and poof – the husband was
90 years old.
Unwholesome wishes sometimes come true in a
most unexpected manner to the disappointment or
detriment of the wisher. Beware of the mental
defilements of desire and craving, aversion and
delusion. They will cause you real suffering.
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