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Compounding & Confounding Interest October 24, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, Less IS More, People.

Groom-&-Bride-catsOn their wedding night, a bride asked her husband for $20 for their first lovemaking encounter.

He agreed.

This scenario was repeated each time they made love, for more than 40 years ~ he viewed it as a cute way for her to afford new clothes and shoes.

You know, more STUFF!


Arriving home at noon one day, the wife found her husband falling off the couch drunk.

“I’ve been let go. Corporate downsizing. Those bastards! I’m 64. I’ll never find a position that pays anywhere near what I’ve been earning.  We’re ruined!”

His wife smiled and handed him a bank book with forty years of steady deposits and interest.

250px-New_Orleans_City_of_Old_Romance_and_New_Opportunity_Crop_p_23_MoneybagsThe account totaled nearly $1 million.

Shocked, her husband stared at the total and then said:

“If I’d had any idea what you were doing, I would have given you ALL my business!”

That’s when she gave him the business!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source:  e-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.) 

You know, some men just don’t know when to keep their mouths shut.

Less IS more.



1. colonialist - October 24, 2015

Now, that gives ‘effing stupid’ an entirely new dimension!

nrhatch - October 24, 2015

Yes, a simple “BRILLIANT!” would have been much smarter. I’m guessing she’ll maintain her interest in the account post-divorce.

colonialist - October 24, 2015


2. anotherday2paradise - October 24, 2015

Duh! What an epic fail!. 😀

nrhatch - October 24, 2015

Whatever did she see in him? :mrgreen:

3. granny1947 - October 24, 2015

Love it!!!

nrhatch - October 24, 2015

He needs to learn to keep his lips zipped (and his zipper in full upright and locked position). 🙄

4. jannatwrites - October 24, 2015

Wow, no wonder he was let go… twice! What an idiot.

nrhatch - October 24, 2015

Exactly right! Good thing she saved for her “retirement.” :mrgreen:

5. Carol Ferenc - October 24, 2015

I guess we know who has the brains in that marriage!

nrhatch - October 24, 2015

BINGO! She was smart enough to put a nest egg aside.

6. Tiny - October 24, 2015

I agree with all your conclusions, Nancy!

nrhatch - October 24, 2015

Thanks, Tiny. Their marriage has had some ups and downs, eh?

7. diannegray - October 24, 2015

Love it, Nancy! 😉

nrhatch - October 24, 2015

We hold these truths to be self evident . . . that some men are not to be trusted! 😛

8. Jill Weatherholt - October 24, 2015

Ha ha…good one, Nancy!

nrhatch - October 24, 2015

She’ll come out OK . . . you can bank on it!

9. kellie@writingmoment - October 25, 2015

Oops, bit stupid of him!

nrhatch - October 25, 2015

Just a tad! :mrgreen:

10. Don - October 25, 2015

Now that’s saving at it’s best. 🙂

nrhatch - October 25, 2015

Indeed! Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow.

11. Pix Under the Oaks - October 25, 2015

Oh My!

nrhatch - October 25, 2015

He now lives in a Tiny House . . . the dog house! WOOF!

Pix Under the Oaks - October 25, 2015

LOL! I like that!

nrhatch - October 25, 2015

Morning, Pix! Hope you’re having a fun weekend.

We almost went to Heavenly Cupcake on Friday (as part of BFF’s birthday bash), but didn’t make it quite that far. Soon!

12. Val Boyko - October 25, 2015

Good one Nancy! What a duffus 🎃

nrhatch - October 25, 2015

Yup! He’s got the brains of a jack o’lantern!

13. suzicate - October 26, 2015

Time for her to take HER money and run, after she kicked him out the door!

nrhatch - October 26, 2015

She might conclude he isn’t worth further investment. :mrgreen:

14. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - October 27, 2015

Hahahahaha, that was greatness!!!

nrhatch - October 27, 2015

As Ben was wont to say, “A penny saved is a penny earned.”

15. Debra - October 28, 2015

This is the best illustration I’ve ever heard of “less is more.” LOL!

nrhatch - October 28, 2015

Yes! “It Is Better to Keep Quiet and Be Thought a Fool Than to Speak and Remove All Doubt.” — Empeco

16. reocochran - October 30, 2015

Less is more and the fact she kept this was amazing (even if it is a joke! ) She now may choose to leave with her gifts and leave his old “jewels” behind. 🙂

nrhatch - October 30, 2015

Yes! Some family jewels have diminishing marginal utility.

17. Tammy - November 1, 2015

I actually bet there’s a hint of truth in that one Nancy!

nrhatch - November 1, 2015

For sure!

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