At The Beggar'S Expense
A man walks past a beggar every day and gives him
Rs.10 and that continues for a year. Then suddenly
the daily donation changes to Rs. 7.50
"Well," the beggar thinks, "it's still better than
A year passes in this way until the man's daily
donation suddenly becomes Rs. 5.
"What's going on now?" the beggar asks his
"First you give me Rs. 10 every day, then Rs. 7,50
and now only Rs. 5. What's the problem?"
"Well," the man says, "last year my eldest son
went to university. It's very expensive, so I had
to cut costs. This year my eldest daughter also
went to university, so I had to cut my expenses
"And how many children do you have?" the beggar
"Four," the man replies.
"Well," says the beggar, "I hope you don't plan to
educate them all at my expense."........