Button Button

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A husband and wife were at home
one evening when they heard a
knock on the door. When they
went to answer it, there was a
strange gentleman standing on
the doorstep. He was dressed in
an expensive black suit and he
was holding a large briefcase.

"I wonder if I might have a few
moments of your time?" he said.

Assuming he was a travelling
salesman they invited him in.

The gentleman placed his
briefcase down on the kitchen
table and took something out. It
was a box with a single red button
on the top. He handed the box to
the husband and wife.

"Today is your luck day," he said
in a calm tone. "You have an
opportunity to become rich
beyond your wildest imagination.
"If you press this button, you will
receive $1 million dollars in cash.
There is just one catch. Someone
you don't know will die."

Saying that, the gentleman
opened his briefcase and showed
them the stacks of money inside.

The gentleman told them he
would return the next day to
collect the box.

After he left, the husband and
wife discussed the box. They
argued for hours. Eventually, they
decided to press the button.

Nothing happened.

The next day, the gentleman came
back. He took the box and in
exchange, he gave them
$1,000,000.

As he was about to leave, the
husband asked, "Did someone
really die?"

"Of course," the gentleman
replied. "It happened last night. In
a distant place. Someone you
don't know died."

The husband felt guilty. His
conscience was eating at him.

"One more question," he said.

"Yes, what do you want to know?"
said the gentleman.

"What are you going to do with
the box now?"

The gentleman smiled and said,
"I'm going to give it to someone
who doesn't know you."

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