LOVING MONEY TOO MUCH
There was a man who liked money very much. He worked all of his life and wanted to save all of his money for his own future. He was a real miser when it came to his money. He loved money more than just about anything. Even, just before he died, he said to his wife, “Now listen, when I die, I want you to take all my money and place it in the casket with me. I wanna take my money to the afterlife.” So he asked his wife to promise him with all her heart that when he died, she would put all the money in the casket with him.
Well, one day, he really died. Then he was stretched out in the casket. The wife was sitting there in black clothes next to her closest friend. When they finished the ceremony, just before the undertakers got ready to close the casket, the wife said, “Wait just a minute!” She had a box in her hands. She came over with the box and placed it in the casket. After that the undertakers locked the casket down and rolled it away. Not long after that, her friend said, “I hope you were not crazy enough to put all that money in the casket.” The wife turned to her friend and replied, “Yes, because I have promised.” Then she continued, “I can’t lie. I promised him that I was going to put that money in that casket with him.” Feeling shocked, her friend said, “You mean that you have put every cent of his money in the casket with him?” Then the wife answered, “Surely I did. I got it all together, put all the money into my account and I just wrote him a check.”
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TERLALU MENCINTAI UANG
Dulu ada seorang pria yang sangat mencintai uang. Dia bekerja sepanjang hidupnya dan dia ingin menyimpan uang hasil kerjanya untuk hidupnya di masa depan. Dia benar-benar pelit jika sudah mengenai uang. Dia mencintai uang lebih dari segalanya. Bahkan, sebelum dia meninggal, dia mengatakan kepada istrinya “Sekarang dengarkan, ketika nanti aku meninggal, aku ingin kamu untuk mengumpulkan semua uangku dan meletakkannya di dalam peti mati bersamaku. Aku ingin membawa uangku ke akhirat.” Jadi dia pun meminta istrinya untuk berjanji padanya dengan sepenuh hati bahwa ketika nanti dia mati, istrinya akan meletakkan semua uangnya di dalam peti mati bersamanya.