Unit 5 Son-in-law


A very successful businessman had a meeting with his new son-in-law. “I love my daughter, and now I welcome you into the family,” remarked the guy.

“To welcome you into the family, I’m making you a 50-50 partner in my business.”

“All you have to do is pick up parts and deliver them to the clients.”

The son-in-law interrupted, “I hate driving. I can’t stand the noise.”

“I see,” replied the father-in-law. “Well, then you’ll work in the factory and learn the ropes there.”

“I hate factories,” remarked the son-inlaw. “I can’t stand being stuck in one place all day.”

“Hey,” remarked the father-in-law. “I just make you half-owner of a moneymaking business, but you don’t like to drive a truck and won’t work in the factory. What am I going to do with you?”

“Easy,” said the young guy. “Buy me out.”


Actions speak louder than words. 行动胜于空谈。



【美】 Meredith Walker 著   陈怡芬 译