A husband and his wife were touring their brand new house. It was a house that the husband had paid for with his money, a fact of which he constantly reminded his wife. In each room of the house he said to her : "Darling, if it were not for my money, we would not be here."
The wife didn't say a word.
That afternoon a truck delivered a load of new furniture... furniture which the husband paid for with his money. After the furniture was in its place, they toured the house again. As they observed each room, beautifully appointed and magnificently decorated, the husband again reminded her: "Darling, if it were not for my money, this furniture would not be here."
Again, the wife was silent.
Late in the afternoon another truck came with a special piece of furniture which was to be the focal point of the family room. It was a combination stereo-television-computer center all wrapped into one gorgeous piece of furniture. The husband paid for it with his money. When it was in place, the husband again said: "Darling, if it were not for my money, that beautiful electronics system would not be here."
Finally, the wife spoke: "Honey, I don't want to make you feel bad, but... if it were not for your money, I wouldn't be here either!"