There lived an old miserly man who had gathered great amount of wealth throughout his life and had saved all that he had gained. He was well known amongst people as a miser, a hoarder and a stingy man.
The old man fell sick and was on the verge of dying when he called his wife and said, “O my beloved wife, I want to tell you my last wish. Promise me… after I die, you will put all my money along with my body into the coffin. I want to take all my money with me to the afterlife”
His wife promised him that she would put his money in his coffin.
The man died in a couple of days.
The coffin was brought in and everybody put the body of the old man into the coffin. His wife sat there crying and her friend was sitting beside her.
When they finished all the rites and the ceremony, and just before they were about to close the lid of the coffin, the man’s wife cried “Wait for a minute and ran into her bedroom”
She came out with a small metal box. She then placed the box in the coffin beside the old man’s body. Then the coffin was locked and was taken for burial.
The lady’s friend came near her and said, “Did you place all the money in the coffin as your husband had ordered you to do? I thought you were a clever lady!”
The loyal wife replied, “I am a loyal and obedient wife, I can’t break my promise made to my husband”
Friend said. “So you really put all that money in there?”
The wife replied, “I sure did ! I gathered all his money, put it into my account and then wrote him a cheque, then I put the same cheque into the coffin. It is now up to him to encash the cheque !”
“If he can cash it in, he can spend it !!!”
Moral of the Story: Never think that Men are smarter than Women !!! 😀