Monday, May 08, 2006

Four brothers left home for college, became successful doctors and lawyers, and prospered. Some years later, after having dinner together, they chatted. They discussed the Christmas gifts they recently had given their elderly mother, who lived far away in another city.

The first said, "I had a big house built for Mama." The second said, "I had a hundred thousand dollar theatre built in the house." The third said, "I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her." The fourth said, "You know how Mama loved reading her Bible, and you know she can't read anymore because she can't see very well. I met this preacher who told me about a parrot that could recite the entire Bible. It had taken twenty preachers twelve years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000 a year for twenty years to the church, but I got that parrot for Mama. Now she just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it." The other brothers were impressed.

After the holidays, their mother sent out her thank-you notes:

"Milton, the house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but have to clean the whole house. Thanks, anyway."
"Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home and have my groceries delivered, so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was nice. Thanks."
"Michael, you gave me an expensive theater with Dolby surround sound. It can hold 50 people, but all my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing, and I am nearly blind. I'll never use it, but thank you for the kind gesture."
"Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the good sense to give a little thought to your gift. The chicken was delicious. Thank you."


Anonymous said...

that is so fing good. hahahahahah

rhein said...