It can be quite challenging to have a stingy partner. Naturally, everyone is free to spend their money as they please, but things are a bit different when you’re in a relationship. In such cases, compromises need to be made, and one has to adapt to each other. This is one of those stories!
I don’t know if this story is true or not; it might be entirely fictional, but I found it hilarious, and I couldn’t help but admire the widow’s cleverness. I came across this story earlier today, and I had to share it with you because the punchline is absolutely brilliant. As the old saying goes, joy shared is joy doubled!
A man had worked his entire life and saved all his money. He was a real miser when it came to his money. He loved money more than anything.
One day, the man fell ill. The doctors told him that he didn’t have much time left. Upon learning this, the first thing he said to his wife was, “Listen, when I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the casket with me. I promise you,” replied his wife, who would now live a very poor life as a widow.
The man nodded in satisfaction. Shortly after, he passed away.
At the cemetery, during the funeral, the casket is lowered into the hole. The widow, a clever woman, takes a moment to ensure it’s properly set. Then, she tosses a small box into the grave.
A friend who was present and curious asks her, “What on earth did you put in the grave with the deceased?”
The widow smiles and replies, “Oh, nothing special. Just a check. He can cash it if he can.”
The widow found a clever way to honor her husband’s last wish while preserving a portion of the wealth for herself. Of course, it’s a humorous story and shouldn’t be taken seriously. Humor can be a fun way to address delicate subjects like money and financial relationships in a couple.
Shortly after, the husband passed away. The funeral took place at their local church. He lay in the coffin, the wife sat in black next to their best friend. At the end of the ceremony, just before the undertakers were about to close the coffin, the wife said, “Wait a minute!”
She had a shoebox with her, approached with the box, and placed it in the coffin. The undertakers then locked the coffin and rolled it away.
Her friend asked, “What was that shoebox?”
The widow replied, “He wanted to be buried with all his money, so I put it there.”
“You’re crazy! You buried that miser with all his fortune?”
She answered, “Yes, I promised. I’m a good Christian; I can’t lie. I promised to put that money in the coffin with him.”
“But he was rich; how could he fit all that in that shoebox?”
“Well, that was a problem,” the woman replied. “So, I gathered the money, put it in my account, and wrote him a check….”