Me and my two brothers wanted to give my grandpa nice birthday gifts.
My two brothers, both more wealthy than me, bought a brand new car and a beautiful cabin on lakefront property respectively.
I couldn’t afford anything other than a talking parrot.
However, this could’ve worked well for me because this particular bird was trained to quote Bible verses and my grandfather is very religious.
A week after her birthday, we each received a Thank you letter from grandpa.
To my first brother: “Hi darling.
Thank you for the new car, but my eyes and ears aren’t what they used to be and I’m not sure I can drive anymore.
But, thank you so much because it’s the thought that counts. Love, Nana”
To my other brother: “Hello, dear child.
Thank you for the cabin, but I’m afraid my eyesight isn’t what it used to be and I can’t fully appreciate the view.
But, thanks again sweetheart, it’s the thought that counts. Love, Nana.”
To me: “Hello sweety.
I know you can’t afford a great deal, but I appreciate what you gave me so much.
It was precisely what I needed.
The chicken was delicious. Love, Nana.”