Every day has become more miserable than before, and our family has finally paid off all of our debt. For the past 10 years, both my wife and I have worked our arms off, and we are both exhausted. In this situation, I'd like to blame our selfishness for this outcome. Instead of focusing on what really mattered in life, all my wife and I could think of was saving our pride. On the day of the party, if we had made the decision to tell Mdm. Forestier the truth, would the outcome be the same?
10 years later.....
Unfortunately, my dear wife does not agree. She has a great desire to live a rich and elegant life. But, unfortunately, our family is poor, and she doesn't own any fancy items.
I love my wife dearly, and I am prepared to do anything for her to be happy. I know I'm just a little clerk in the Ministry of Education, but through my pride and love, I can achieve anything.
After the party, Mathilde ran up to me and mentioned that she had lost the necklace. I asked her to tell her friend the truth, but she denied. She was too afraid of losing her pride. My wife and I spent 10 years trying to gather the money we spent on the necklace. I had to work day and night, I also found a second job in the process.
The necklace! It's gone!
I had 400 francs saved up for a gun I'd been wanting to earn. But, since my wife needs to look "presentable", I guess I have no choice but to buy her a proper dress
"Why, the dress you go to the theatre in. It looks very nice, to me . . ."
I will invite both you and your wife to the party, only if you work for the price.