A woman raised three sons and raised them well. The sons grew, left home, went out on their own and prospered. Due to their success, they were all able to thank their now elderly mother with fine gifts.
The first son William said: “I built a big house for our mother.”
The second son Arnold said: “I sent her a Mercedes with a driver.”
The third, David, said: “You remember how our mother enjoys reading the Bible. You know she can no longer see very well, so I sent her a remarkable parrot that recites the entire Bible. It took elders in the church 12 years to teach him. Mama just has to name the chapter and verse and the parrot recites it.”
Soon thereafter, their mother sent out her letters of thanks. “William,” she said, “the house you built is beautiful but far too large. I live only in one room, but I have to clean the whole thing.
“Arnold,” she said, “I am too old to travel. I stay most of the time at home so I rarely use the Mercedes. And that driver is so rude! He’s a pain!”
“But David,” she said, “the chicken was delicious!”