An elderly couple walk into a fast food restaurant. They order one hamburger,
one order of fries and one drink.
The old man unwraps the plain hamburger and carefully cuts it in half. He places
one half in front of his wife. He then carefully counts out the fries, dividing them
into two piles and neatly placing one pile in front of his wife. He takes a sip of the
drink, his wife takes a sip and then sets the cup down between them. As he begins
to eat his few bites of hamburger, the people around them keep looking over and
whispering, “That poor old couple – all they can afford is one meal for the two of
As the man begins to eat his fries a young man comes to the table. He politely
offers to buy another meal for the old couple. The old man replies that they're
just fine – they're just used to sharing everything.
The surrounding people noticed the little old lady hadn't eaten a bite. She sits
there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink.
Again the young man comes over and begs them to let him buy another meal for them.
This time the old woman says, “No, thank you, we are used to sharing everything.”
As the old man finishes and was wipes his face neatly with the napkin, the young
man again comes over to the little old lady who had yet to eat a single bite of food
and asks, “May I ask what is it you are waiting for?”
The old woman answers, “THE TEETH.”