The Chocolate Test

There are a lot of serious issues facing the world these days, and I’m sure all of you could rattle off a dozen without even trying. All the more reason to take a break for a moment, and (courtesy of my friend Layne) reflect on something less profound, but nonetheless serious for anyone asked to contamplate…
Giving Up Chocolate

I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner.
I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and asked, ‘If I give you this money, will you buy chocolate with it instead of dinner?’

‘No, I had to stop eating chocolate years ago’, the homeless woman told me.
‘Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?’ I asked.
‘No, I don’t waste time shopping,’ the homeless woman said. ‘I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive.’
‘Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?’ I asked.
‘Are you NUTS!’ replied the homeless woman. I haven’t had my hair done in 20 years!’
‘Well, I said, ‘I’m not going to give you the money. Instead, I’m going to take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight.’
The homeless Woman was shocked. ‘Won’t your husband be furious with you for doing that? I know I’m dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting.’

I said, ‘That’s okay. It’s important for him to see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and chocolate.’

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12 Responses to The Chocolate Test

  1. Neora Chana says:

    OOOOoooooooohhhhhhh! Dem dere\’s fighting words! Too funny!

  2. Beth says:

    I love this one Jorge. What woman could give up chocolate??

  3. Marge says:

    It worked, Jorge–I\’m smiling; thanks for the break!!!Oh–I tried giving up chocolate once.It was the longest five minutes of my life.*hugs*

  4. Jana says:

    ahahaahaha :)have a lovely summer Jorge!

  5. Jing says:

    Oh no, I can\’t even remember the last time I had chocolate.

  6. Deborah says:

    That\’s it I\’m going out for chocolate!Blessed be

  7. Holy says:

    hello to you – hope your summer is going well – and yes, for some reason can\’t add blog posts nor can people add comments to my blog right now – I\’ve fine-tooth combed the settings but can\’t figure it out…time to move it again, I guess. Take care!

  8. Lisa says:

    Jorge, it\’s been awhile since I\’ve visited, but I\’m so glad to be back here with you. And so glad to see that you still have this incredible sense of humor you\’re able to share. 😉 {and now I will be sure to not give up shopping, hair appts or chocolate.}

  9. Stephen Craig says:

    Jorge, It has been a good long time. Hope that all is well with you and yours. As ever be well

  10. Charlotte says:

    Loved it! Somewhere, though, I read that Chocolate is now supposed to be good for us,especially the dark chocolate… Occasionally, I buy a small symphony bar with the little pieces of nuts and heath bar in it… because when I see that chocolate bar it reminds me of working in the activities department years ago in a nursing home. An older gentleman, WWII vet, with his electric wheelchair, and sharp mind when playing checkers would come and ask me if I would get him a "Sympathy BAR"…. no other chocolate compares with those memories. Have a splendid weekend. hugs, lottemae

  11. PJ says:

    Good Evening Jorge,Hope this finds you well. Stopping by to say hello and to see how things are with you and family.Until next time…Keep Smiling.Paula

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