A Christmas Gift Exchange

Once upon a time, a poor man and a rich man crossed paths during the holiday season. As they engaged in conversation, the poor man couldn’t help but inquire about the rich man’s plans for his wife’s Christmas gift.

Curiosity piqued, the poor man asked, “What are you getting your wife this Christmas?”

With a glimmer of pride in his eyes, the rich man responded, “Diamond earrings and a Mercedes.”

Perplexed, the poor man questioned, “Why are you getting her two gifts?”

The rich man chuckled, explaining, “Well, if she doesn’t like the earrings, she can simply drive to the store and exchange them for something she loves.”

The poor man nodded, understanding the rich man’s reasoning. Intrigued, the rich man decided to turn the tables and inquire about the poor man’s gift plans.

“So, what are you getting your wife this year?” he asked with genuine curiosity.

The poor man paused for a moment, contemplating his response. With a mischievous smile, he answered, “A pair of cozy slippers and a discreetly hidden surprise.”

Intrigued by the unconventional choice, the rich man inquired, “Why those two things?”

With a twinkle in his eye, the astute poor man replied, “Well, you see, if she doesn’t enjoy the comfort of the slippers, she can go and find a different kind of pleasure for herself.”

Both men shared a hearty laugh, recognizing the significance of their light-hearted exchange.