A Tale to Ponder
A man was walking in the city when a particularly dirty and shabby-looking bum interrupted him, and asked him for a couple of dollars for dinner.
The man took out his wallet, extracted two dollars and asked; "If I give you this money, will you use it to buy whiskey?"
"No, I stopped drinking years ago.", the bum replied."
"Will you use it to gamble?", the man asked.
"I don't gamble. I need everything I can get just to stay alive.", said the bum.
"Will you spend the money on green fees at the golf course?", asked the man.
"Are you NUTS? I haven't played golf in 20 years.", exclaimed the bum.
The considerate man said, "Well, I'm not going to give you two dollars.
Instead I'm going to take you to my home for a terrific dinner cooked by my wife."
The bum was astonished, and asked, "Won't your wife be furious with you for doing that? I know this is a last minute thing, I know I am dirty, and I probably smell pretty bad too."
The generous man replied, "That's okay! I just want my wife to see what a man looks like who's given up drinking, gambling and golf."