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A young husband and wife had not been married very long when the husband lost his job. At first he was busy looking for a new job, filling out applications and such. But as time wore on he grew more accustomed to his new role as one of the unemployed. After a few months it got to where he spent the biggest part of his day just lazing around the house. One afternoon, after a hard day, his wife came home and saw him laying on the couch watching TV. That was the last straw and she exploded. She began to vent months of pent up frustration. "If it weren’t for my money that TV wouldn’t be here.", she said. "If it weren’t for my money that couch wouldn’t be here. If it weren’t for my money that popcorn you’re eating wouldn’t be here." The husband listened carefully and thought for a moment, the he replied honestly, "If it weren’t for your money, I wouldn’t be here."

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