There was a little old lady who was nearly blind, and she had three sons who wanted to prove which one was the best to her.


Son 1 bought her a 15-room mansion, thinking this would surely be the best that any of them could offer her.


Son 2 bought her a beautiful Mercedes with a chauffeur included, thinking this would surely win her approval.


Son 3 had to do something even better, so he bought her a parrot that he had been training for 15 years to memorize the entire Bible. You could ask the parrot any verse in the Bible, and he could quote it word for word. What a gift that would be.


Well, the old lady went to the first son and said, "Son, the house is just gorgeous, but it's really much too big for me. I only live in one room, and it's too large to clean and take care of. I really don't need the house, but thank you anyway." Then she confronted her second son with, "Son, the car is beautiful. It has everything you could ever want on it, but I don't drive and really don't like the chauffeur, so please return the car."

这位老太太对他的第一个儿子说:“孩子,你买的房子很棒。但是它太大了,我只能睡一间屋,还要花时间去 打理剩下的房间,谢谢你,但我实在不需要它。”接着她对二儿子说:“你的车也很好,再不能找到比那更棒的车了,但我不会开车,也不喜欢那个司机,所以你把它拿去推了吧!”

Next, she went to Son 3 and said, "Son, I just want to thank you for your most thoughtful gift. That chicken was delicious."


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