Friday, December 19, 2008

Marriage passport

Marriage Passbook

Jocelyn married William this day. At the end of the wedding party,

Jocelyn's mother gave her a newly opened bank saving passbook. With

$1000 deposit amount. Mother: 'Jocelyn, take this passbook. Keep it as

a record of your marriage life. When there's something happy and

memorable happened in your new life, put some money in.

Write down what it's about next to the line. The more memorable the

event is, the more money you can put in. I've done the first one for

you today. Do the others with William. Wh! en you look back after

years, you can know how much happiness you've had.'

Jocelyn shared this with William when getting home. They both thought

it was a great idea and were anxious to know when the second deposit

can be made. This was what they did after certain time: - 7 Feb: $100,

first birthday celebration for William after marriage

- 1 Mar: $300, salary raise for Jocelyn - 20 Mar: $200, vacation trip

to Bali- 15 Apr: $2000, Jocelyn got pregnant - 1 Jun: $1000, William

got promoted ...... and so on... However, after years, they started

fighting and arguing for trivial things. They didn't talk much. They

regretted that they had married the most nasty people in the world....

no more love... Kind of typical nowadays, huh?

One day Jocelyn talked to her Mother: 'Mom, we can't stand it

anymore. We agree to divorce. I can't imagine how I decided to marry

this guy!!!' Mother:! 'Sure, girl, that's no big deal. Just do

whatever you want if! you really can't stand it. But before that, do

one thing first. Remember the saving passbook I gave you on your

wedding day? Take out all money and spend it first. You shouldn't keep

any record of such a poor marriage.'

Jocelyn thought it was true. So she went to the bank, waiting at the

queue and planning to cancel the account. While she was waiting, she

took a look at the passbook record. She looked, and looked, and

looked. Then the memory of all the previous joy and happiness just

came up her mind. Her eyes were then filled with tears. She left and

went home.

When she was home, she handed the passbook to William, asked him to

spend the money before getting divorce. The next day, William gave the

passbook back to Jocelyn. She found a new deposit of $5000. And a line

next to the record: 'This is the day I notice how much I've loved you

thru out all these years. How much happiness you've brought me.'

They hugged and cried, putting the passbook back to the safe. Do

you know how much money they had saved when they retired? I did not

ask.. I believe the money did not matter any more after they had gone

thru all the good years in their life.

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