One fine day, an old couple around the age of 70, walks into a lawyer’s office.
Apparently, they are there to file a divorce.
Lawyer was very puzzled, after having a chat with them, he got their story.
This couple had been quarreling all their 40 over years of marriage nothing ever seems to go right.
They hang on because of their children, afraid that it might affect their up-bringing.
Now, all their children have already grown up, have their own family, there’s nothing else the old couple have to worry about, all they wanted is to lead their own life free from all these years of unhappiness from their marriage, so both agree on a divorce.
Lawyer was having a hard time trying to get the papers done, because he felt that after 40 years of marriage at the age of 70, he couldn’t understand why the old couple would still wants a divorce.
While they were signing the papers, the wife told the husband.
“I really love you, but I really can’t carry on anymore, I’m sorry.” “It’s OK, I understand.” said the husband.
Looking at this, the lawyer suggested a dinner together, just three of them, wife thought, why not, since they are still going be friends.
At the dining table, there was a silence of awkwardness.
The first dish was roasted chicken, immediately, the old man took the drumstick for the old lady.
“Take this, it’s your favorite.”
Looking at this, the lawyer thought maybe there’s still a chance, but the wife was frowning when she answer.
“This is always the problem, you always think so highly of yourself, never thought about how I feel, don’t you know that I hate drumsticks?” Little did she know that, over the years, the husband have been trying all ways to please her, little did she know that drumsticks was the husband’s favorite.
Little did he know that she never thought he understand her at all, little did he know that she hates drumsticks even though all he wants is the best for her.
That night, both of them couldn’t sleep, toss and turn, tosss and turn.
After hours, the old man couldn’t take it anymore, he knows that he still loves her, and he can’t carry on life without her, he wants her back, he wants to tell her, he is sorry, he wanted to tell her, “I love you.
” He picks up the phone, started dialing her number.
Ringing never stops.
He never stop dialing.
On the other side, she was sad, she couldn’t understand how come after all these years, he still doesn’t understand her at all, she loves him a lot, but she just can’t take it any- more.
Phone’s ringing, she refuses to answer knowing that it’s him.
“What’s the point of talking now that it’s over.
I have asked for it and now.
I want to keep it this way, if not I will lose face.
Phone still ringing.
She has decided to pull out the cord.
Little did she remember, he had heart problems.
The next day, she received news that he had passed away.
She rushed down to his apartment, saw his body, lying on the couch still holding on to the phone.
He had a heart attack when he was still trying to get thru her phone line.
As sad as she could be.
She will have to clear his belongings.
When she was looking thru the drawers, she saw this insurance policy, dated from the day they got married, beneficiary is her.
Together in that file there’s this note.
“To my dearest wife, by the time you are reading this, I’m sure I’m no longer around, I bought this policy for you, though the amount is only $100k, I hope it will be able to help me continue my promise that I have made when we got married, I might not be around anymore, I want this amount of money to continue taking care of you, just like the way I will if I could have live longer.
I want you to know I will always be around, by your side.
I love you.
” Tears flowed like river.
When you love someone, let them know.
You never know what will happen the next minute.
Learn to build a life together.
Learn to love each other for who they are,Not what they are.
Television —— the most pervasive and persuasive of modern technologies，marked by rapid change and growth —— is moving into a new era， an era of extraordinary sophistication and versatility， which promises to reshape our lives and our world. It is an electronic revolution of sorts， made possible by the marriage of television and computer technologies.
The word "television"， derived from its Greek (tele： distant) and Latin(visio： sight) roots， can literally be interpreted as sight from a distance. Very simply put， it works in this way： through a sophisticated system of electronics， television provides the capability of converting an image(focused on a special photoconductive plate within a camera) into electronic impulses， which can be sent through a wire or cable. These impulses， when fed into a receiver (television set)， can then be electronically reconstituted into that same image.
Television is more than just an electronic system， however. It is a means of expression， as well as a vehicle for communication， and as such becomes a powerful tool for reaching other human beings. The field of television can be divided into two categories determined by its means of transmission. First， there is broadcast television， which reaches the masses through broad-based airwave transmission of television signals. Second， there is nonbroadcast television， which provides for the needs of individuals or specific interest groups through controlled transmission techniques.
Traditionally， television has been a medium of the masses. We are most familiar with broadcast television because it has been with us for about thirty-seven years in a form similar to what exists today. During those years， it has been controlled， for the most part， by the broadcast networks， ABC， NBC， and CBS， who have been the major purveyors of news，information， and entertainment. These giants of broadcasting have actually shaped not only television but our perception of it as well. We have come to look upon the picture tube as a source of entertainment， placing our role in this dynamic medium as the passive viewer.