A Husband and Wife just entered their brand new house. It was a house that Husband had paid for with his money, a fact which he constantly reminded Wife. In each room of the house he said to her : “Dear, if it were not for my money, we would not be here.”
Wife didn’t say a word.
In the afternoon a truck delivered a load of new furniture and the Husband paid with his money. After the furniture was in its place, they toured the house again. As they observed each room, beautifully appointed and magnificently decorated, Husband reminded her: “Wife, if it were not for my money, this furniture would not be here.”
Again, Wife was silent.
Late in the afternoon another truck came with a special piece of furniture which was to be the focal point of the family room. It was a combination stereo-television-computer center all wrapped into one gorgeous piece of furniture.
The Husband paid for it with his money. When it was in place, Husband again said: “Wife, if it were not for my money, that beautiful electronics system would not be here.”
Finally, Wife spoke: “Honey, I don’t want to make you feel bad, but…if it were not for your money, I wouldn’t be here either!”