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Old 4th June 2003, 15:03   #1
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Old Couple

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> 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.
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> 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 wife.
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> 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.
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> "That poor old couple. All they can afford is one meal for the two of
>them."
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> "Ma'am, why aren't you eating. You said that you share everything. What is
>it that you are waiting for?" She answered...
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