There lived a very poor old couple.
One day, when they were sitting together the old lady said: “I wish you could buy me a comb, so I could comb my hair.
It is very hard to keep my long hair neat without combing it. It is very messy and doesn’t look good at all.”
The old man sighed loudly and replied: “My dear, I am so sorry that I was not able to buy you a comb. I don’t even have money to buy a wrist band for my watch. It’s been ripped for a long time.”
The old woman smiled and kept quiet.
That night the couple stayed silent for a long time and didn’t sleep well.
The next day after work the old man took his watch to several shops to sell.
Thrift stores rejected him and said that it didn’t worth a penny. He begged the last thrift store to at least exchange it with a comb.
The store manager felt bad and agreed to exchange the worthless watch for a comb. He got the comb for his wife and walked home happily.
When he got home and wanted to hand the comb to his wife, he saw her with very short hair. He got shocked and said: “I loved your long hair, why did you cut it?”
and she said: “I sold my hair and bought a wrist band for your watch.”