This Poor Man Was Rejected by A Rich Man’s Daughter. 10 Years Later, He Meets Her Again
We live in a society in which the criteria for the selection of the perfect partner can turn out very differently. Our world is driven by consumerism that often prevents us from seeing the things that really matter. While some are looking for a better half with a great personality, others may choose their partner by economic factors. But is this the definition of love?
The following story has been circulating the internet for some years and tells the story of a poor boy who fell in love with the daughter of a wealthy businessman. Unfortunately, she rejected him because of its low income. Years later, the two meet again. The essence of this story inspires and reminds us of the things that really matter.
A poor boy was in love with a rich man’s daughter.
Overcome with his love for the girl, the boy proposed to her. However, the rich girl derisively rejected him and said, “Your monthly salary is equivalent to my daily expenses. How do you expect me to marry someone like you? I can never love you so forget about me. Go find and marry someone else of your level.”
Despite being rejected so hurtfully, for some reason, the boy could not forget her so easily.
Roughly 10 years later, they ran into each other accidentally in a shopping mall.
She immediately recognized the man and said, “Hey, how are you? I’m married now, and my husband’s salary is $15,700 per month! Can you beat that? He’s also very smart”
The man, hearing those painful words from the woman of his dreams, held back his tears and said nothing.
Not a few moments passed when the woman’s husband came back to her side. But before the lady could say a word, her husband immediately recognized the man she was talking to and said, “Sir? G-good afternoon! I see you’ve met my wife!”
“Good afternoon too, Mr…?”, said the man.
“Mr. Carter, Sir!”
The husband then turned to his wife and said, “Dear, I’d like you to meet my boss. He owns the $100 million project I’ve been working on!”
The woman, left flabbergasted by the turn of events, was not able to say anything back.
The man just smiled and said, “Well, Mr. Carter. I’ve got to get going. I have important things to attend to. It was splendid seeing you today. Have a great day!”
For a minute, the couple just stared at the man as he walked away.
Having been over her initial shock, the woman asked her husband in disbelief, “That was your boss?”
“Yes, dear. He’s a very humble person but his life is quite a sad story.
They said he once loved a lady but she dumped him because he was just a poor boy back then. Because of that, he worked really hard. And because he’s smart, he became successful. Now he’s a multimillionaire who earns millions of dollars a month. Unfortunately though, he couldn’t move on from that heartbreak and remains unmarried still.”
The husband went on and said, “How lucky would that lady have been if she had married that man?”
The lady looked in total shock and couldn’t utter a word.”