Many people strive to live with values in life as they want to leave behind a good legacy when they pass away. However, there are some people who give in to their selfish desire regardless how it affects the people around them.
There was once a man who had worked very hard all his life. Throughout his life, the man saved up money and he hated to spend his money on anything. Since he had worked so hard to save up the money, he felt that he deserved to keep it all to himself and not leaving a penny to his wife, who had the complete opposite of his cheapskate and greedy attitude.
The man loved his money more than anything, not even his wife who patiently stood by his side all his life. His love for his money went as far as taking the cash with him to the grave
Just before he died, the man asked his wife to grant his last wish. “Now listen, when I die I want you to take all my money and place it in the casket with me. Because I want to take all my money to the afterlife,” the man said to his wife.
The wife was appalled by her husband’s selfish request but she was later convinced by her husband to agree to bury the money with him when he passed away.
One day, the man died and the wife was torn between granting her husband’s selfish last wish or to keep the money to herself. She was a woman of her word; although her husband was obviously egocentric, she did not want to break her promise. Suddenly, a brilliant idea came to her mind.
At the funeral, the husband’s dead body was stretched out in the casket while his wife, who dressed up in all black was sitting next to her best friend. When it was time to bury the husband, the undertakers got ready to close the casket and the wife suddenly asked them to stop
“Wait a minute,” the wife said to the undertakers.
The wife then came over to the casket and placed a shoebox next to her dead husband’s body. She then nodded her head to undertakers, a gesture to let the undertakers close the casket and bury him
Her best friend who knew about the ridiculous request was in disbelief with the wife’s action so she asked the wife about the shoebox. “‘I hope you weren’t crazy enough to put all that money in there with that stingy old man,’” the best friends told the wife.
The wife then turned to her best friend, “Yes, I promised. I’m a good Christian, I can’t lie. I promised him that I was to put that money in that casket with him.”
“‘You mean to tell me you put every cent of his money in the casket with him?’” the friend asked.
“I sure did,” answered the wife. “I got it all together, put it into my account and I wrote him a check.”
Brilliant! The wife did keep her promise to her selfish husband while keeping the money to herself. Let us hope that the husband could cash the cheque in the afterlife!