A man bought a new pair of trousers for his primary school mates reunion dinner. When he tried out at home, he found that the trousers were too long by 10cm.
He asked his mother to help him shorten the pants. His mother said she could not do it as she was not feeling well and would like to rest early.
So the man approached his wife to shorten his pants. His wife said she was very tired and had a lot of work to do that night, so she could not help him to shorten the pants that night.
Then the man asked his daughter. His daughter apologized for not able to do it that night because she had agreed to go dancing with her boyfriend
“Ah well!” The man thought and decided he could wear his old trousers to the reunion.
Later that night, his mother thought to herself, “My son has been very nice to me. I’ll just help him to shorten his pants before going to rest.” So she shortened the pants by 10cm.
Then his wife finished her work and thought,” My husband knows I am always very busy and seldom asked me to help him. I would oblige him today.” So she shortened the man’s pants by another 10cm.
His daughter came home from dancing, and thought, “Papa loves me very much and when I declined to shorten his pants, he was not angry at all! I would help him to shorten his pants.” So she shortened her daddy’s pants yet another 10cm.
On the next day, the three ladies told the man that his pants were shortened. He tried them on and found that his pants had become shorter by 30cm!
He laughed heartily, and said, “I must wear this pair of pants to show my schoolmates that my mum, my wife and my daughter are such loving people.”
At the dinner, his old classmates were very envious of his loving family. His mother, wife and daughter were very happy to learn about his classmates’ reaction.