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One fine day, an old couple around the age of 70, walks into a lawyer's office. Apparently1, they are there to file2 a divorce3. Lawyer was very puzzled4, after having a chat with them, he got their story.
This couple had been quarreling all their 40 over years of marriage nothing ever seems to go right.
They hang on because of their children, afraid that it might affect their up-bringing. Now, all their children have already grown up, have their own family, there's nothing else the old couple have to worry about, all they wanted is to lead their own life free from all these years of unhappiness from their marriage, so both agree on a divorce.
Lawyer was having a hard time trying to get the papers5 done, because he felt that after 40 years of marriage at the age of 70, he couldn't understand why the old couple would still wants a divorce.
While they were signing the papers, the wife told the husband. "I really love you, but I really can't carry on anymore, I'm sorry."
"It's OK, I understand." said the husband. Looking at this, the lawyer suggested a dinner together, just three of them, wife thought, why not, since they are still going be friends.
At the dining table, there was a silence of awkwardness(尴尬,笨拙).
The first dish was roasted6 chicken, immediately, the old man took the drumstick(鸡腿) for the old lady. "Take this, it's your favorite."
Looking at this, the lawyer thought maybe there's still a chance, but the wife was frowning7 when she answer. "This is always the problem, you always think so highly8 of yourself, never thought about how I feel, don't you know that I hate drumsticks?”
Little did she know that, over the years, the husband have been trying all ways to please her, little did she know that drumsticks was the husband's favorite.
Little did he know that she never thought he understand her at all, little did he know that she hates drumsticks even though all he wants is the best for her.
That night, both of them couldn't sleep, toss9 and turn(辗转反侧), toss and turn. After hours, the old man couldn't take it anymore, he knows that he still loves her, and he can't carry on life without her, he wants her back, he wants to tell her, he is sorry, he wanted to tell her, "I love you."
He picks up the phone, started dialing her number. Ringing never stops. He never stop dialing.
On the other side, she was sad, she couldn't understand how come after all these years, he still doesn't understand her at all, she loves him a lot, but she just can't take it any- more. Phone's ringing, she refuses to answer knowing that it's him. "What's the point of talking now that it's over. I have asked for it and now. I want to keep it this way, if not I will lose face. "She thought. Phone still ringing. She has decided10 to pull out the cord11.
Little did she remember, he had heart problems.
The next day, she received news that he had passed away. She rushed down to his apartment, saw his body, lying on the couch12 still holding on to the phone. He had a heart attack when he was still trying to get thru her phone line.
As sad as she could be. She will have to clear his belongings13. When she was looking thru the drawers, she saw this insurance policy14, dated from the day they got married, beneficiary(受益人) is her. Together in that file there's this note.
"To my dearest wife, by the time you are reading this, I'm sure I'm no longer around, I bought this policy for you, though the amount is only $100k, I hope it will be able to help me continue my promise that I have made when we got married, I might not be around anymore, I want this amount of money to continue taking care of you, just like the way I will if I could have live longer. I want you to know I will always be around, by your side. I love you."
Tears flowed like river.


1 apparently tMmyQ     
  • An apparently blind alley leads suddenly into an open space.山穷水尽,豁然开朗。
  • He was apparently much surprised at the news.他对那个消息显然感到十分惊异。
2 file tkLxK     
  • Fran came in holding a blue file.弗兰拿着一个蓝色的文件夹进来了。
  • The door won't fit;you'll have to file it down.这门关不上,你得把它锉一锉。
3 divorce m8dyq     
  • Did he divorce his wife or did she divorce him?是他要和妻子离婚,还是妻子要和他离婚?
  • None of us like the divorce of word and deed.我们都不喜欢言行不一。
4 puzzled 6ktzd5     
  • The student was puzzled about what to do next.这个学生对下一步做什么伤透了脑筋。
  • I was somewhat puzzled at his unwillingness to help.他不愿意帮忙让我有点困惑。
5 papers qmQzJz     
  • I want to check with my secretary before I sign the papers.在签署这些文件前,我要与我的秘书商议。
  • The lawyer read all the papers relating to the case.律师阅读了与该案有关的全部文件。
6 roasted 7jDzmx     
  • I love the delightful odour of freshly roasted coffee beans. 我喜欢新烘咖啡豆的清香气味。
  • They roasted his new book. 他们狠狠地挖苦他的新书。
7 frowning frowning     
n. 皱眉, 不悦 v. 皱眉头, 不同意
  • What are you frowning at me for? 你为什么朝我皱眉头?
  • Why are you frowning at me? 你为什么对我皱眉头?
8 highly XdFxR     
  • It is highly important to provide for the future.预先做好准备非常重要。
  • The teacher speaks very highly of the boy's behaviour.老师称赞这个男孩的表现。
9 toss QJSz9     
  • Let's toss to see who pays it.让我们来掷钱币决定谁付账吧。
  • The matter made him toss in the bed.那件事使他在床上翻来覆去。
10 decided lvqzZd     
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
11 cord AoRzq     
  • I wear a safety cord all the time.我一直带着安全绳索。
  • I pulled the cord,and I felt a strong jerk.拉住绳索,我强烈的恐惧。
12 couch mzfxf     
  • Lie down on the couch if you're feeling ill.如果你感觉不舒服就躺到沙发上去。
  • The rabbIt'sprang from its grassy couch.兔子从草丛中跳出。
13 belongings oy6zMv     
  • I put a few personal belongings in a bag.我把几件私人物品装进包中。
  • Your personal belongings are not dutiable.个人物品不用纳税。
14 policy vOgxE     
  • This policy is very tough.这个政策是很强硬的。
  • The country has always pursued a policy of peace.该国一直奉行和平政策。
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