|Subject: Real Love (sent in
by Truus Richardson)
A little old couple walked slowly into McDonalds one cold winter
evening.They looked out of place amid the young families and young
couples eating there that night.
Some of the customers looked admiringly
at them. You could tell what The admirers were thinking. "Look,
there is a couple who has been through a lot together, probably for 60
years or more!"
The little old man walked right up to the
cash register, placed his order with no hesitation and then paid
for their meal.
The couple took a table near the back
wall and started taking food off of the tray. There was one hamburger,
one order of French fries and one drink. The little old man unwrapped
the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half. He placed one half in
front of his wife. Then he carefully counted out the French fries,
divided them in two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his
He took a sip of the drink, his wife took
a sip and then set the cup down between them.
As the man began to eat his few bites of
hamburger the crowd began to get restless. Again you could tell what
they were thinking. "That poor old couple. All they can afford is
one meal for the two of them."
As the man began to eat his French fries
one young man stood and came over to the old couples' table. He politely
offered to buy another meal for the old couple to eat.
The old man replied that they were just
fine. They were used to sharing everything.
Then the crowd noticed that the little
old lady hadn't eaten a bite. She just sat there watching her husband
eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink. Again the young man
came over and begged them to let him buy them something to eat.
This time the lady explained that no,
they were used to sharing everything together. As the little old man
finished eating and was wiping his face neatly with a napkin the young
man could stand it no longer.
Again he came over to their table and
offered to buy some food. After being politely refused again he finally
asked a question of the little old lady.
"Ma'am, why aren't you eating. You
said that you share everything. What is it that you are waiting
for?" She answered...
[This is great]