When You Are Angry with Your Husband/Boyfriend

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Fellow gentlemen in the world, we might want to consider how many dolls our wife/girlfriend has made…

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 shoe box 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 shoe box 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 $95,000!

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.”

From “The Shoe Box” sent by Jumbo Joke via email.

* This is not an “anti-male” article emphasizing “stupidity of male.” I received messages from some men to point this out, but “anti-male” is not my intention.

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Yasu is the founder and CEO of Good Friends Japan. We aspire to offer opportunities of international education to unprivileged young adults. リベラルアーツ教育研究、英語学習のためにICUを中退。アメリカ、カナダに学部・大学院留学。米の中高の特別講師、サッカーの助監督、カナダで路上生活者と共生。カナダの教会で、異文化教育、カウンセリング、葬儀等を担当。シンガポール勤務を経て、児童養護施設出身者、中退・引きこもりの若者など、社会的に困難な状況でがんばる人たちの国際教育支援チーム創設。教育学修士。@yasukuwahara