After serving in Dubai for three years, when he returned home for vacation, he brought two golden necklaces, one each for his mother and wife.
“Don’t worry, my dear”‘ he consoled her gracefully, “when my mother leaves this world, you can have both the chains”
“You think she is a fool to leave back her jewels?” Asked the angry wife.
“No loss?”, consoled the tactful husband,” when you go to her world, you can demand your chain”
” you think I’m a fool to go to the same world?” Quipped the angry wife.
” You are not a fool; my mother too is not a fool “, agreed the loving husband. ” I’m the fool. I should have given both the necklaces
Silence for two minutes. Not a leaf moved in the garden.
“The choice is yours”, said the kind old woman, placing both the necklaces on the palm of her affectionate daughter in law.
“No, mom. You being the elder, you should have the preference”, said the humble daughter in law.
Absolute peace prevailed in the family.