When it comes to relationships, people choose their significant other for many different reasons. Most people look for someone that can make them laugh, someone that shares similar values and outlooks on world issues, someone that they can talk to, and someone that makes them happy. However, some people are more concerned with superficial things such as how much a potential partner earns. Personally, I would never choose a mate based on their earning potential, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen.
In this story, which has been making it’s rounds on the internet, a young woman rejects a man based solely on the fact that he doesn’t make enough money. Later in life they run into each other, and the woman — who is still in the same mindset — makes a startling discovery about the man she turned down…
“A poor boy was in love with a rich man’s daughter. Overcome with his love for the girl, the boy proposed to her. However, the rich girl derisively rejected him and said, “Your monthly salary is equivalent to my daily expenses. How do you expect me to marry someone like you? I can never love you so forget about me. Go find and marry someone else of your level.”
She immediately recognized the man and said:
“Hey, how are you? I’m now married to a very smart man, and his salary is $15,700 per month! Can you beat that?”
The man look visibly upset but before the man could respond, the lady’s wealthy husband returned.
“Sir? G-good afternoon! I see you’ve met my wife!”
The man replied:
“Good afternoon too, Mr…?”
“Mr. Carter, Sir!”
The husband then turned to his wife and said,
“Dear, I’d like you to meet my boss. He owns the $100 million company I work for!”
The man who had been rejected 10 years earlier stood and smiled. A few moments later he said:
I must go now. I wish you all the best for the future and it was lovely to see you both.
The lady stood flabbergasted and the pair stared at the man as he left the mall. She then turned to her husband and said:
THAT WAS YOUR BOSS?
The husband responded:
Yes, dear. He is a wonderful man but his life is quite a sad story. He once told me, the love of his life dumped him as he wasn’t earning enough money. Because of this he worked really hard and has turned himself into a multi-millionaire business man. But he couldn’t move on from the heartache and is still unmarried.
How lucky would that lady have been if she had married that man?
The lady looked in total shock and couldn’t even mutter a single word.”
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