Black People : The Chicken Was Delicious...

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  1. Aqil

    Aqil Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers and prospered. Some years later, they chatted after having dinner together. They discussed the gifts that they were able to give to 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 $100,000 theater built in the house.” The third said, “I had my Mercedes dealer deliver her an SL600.” The fourth said, “Listen to this. You know how Mama loved reading the Bible and you know she can’t read it any more because she can't see very well. I met this priest who told me about a parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took twenty priests twelve years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000 a year for twenty years to the church, but it was worth it. Mama just has to name the chapter and verse and the parrot will recite it.”

    The other brothers were impressed. After the holidays, Mom sent out her thank-you notes. She wrote:

    “Milton, the house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway.”

    “Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home, have my groceries delivered, so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was good. Thanks.”

    “Michael, you gave me an expensive theater with Dolby sound…it could hold 50 people, but all my friends are dead. I’ve lost my hearing and I’m nearly blind. I'll never use it. Thank you for the gesture just the same.”

    “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.”
     
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    Aqil...this should be in the joke section too. :) Maybe the sons should have asked mama what she wanted instead of giving her things that they thought she would like or would be useful to her. I know it's supposed to be the thought that counts, but gifts are supposed to make people happy and be useful to them, right? So often, people never bother to ask and many "gifts" gather dust and never used or are returned to stores each year because people didn't like them.

    Peace :spinstar:
     
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