A woman in the Barracks went one morning to her husband's office to report him to his RSM She told her husband's RSM how her husband usually squandered his N60,000 salary and only gave her N30,000 for upkeep.
After her narration, the RSM reported to the CO who told her to come back on the last day of the month.
On the set day, she arrived as planned. The CO already instructed the RSM to give RP to escort the soldier to collect his salary from the ATM so the wife,RSM and soldier with the CO they all sat down in the CO's office.
The CO started,' Cpl Mike, you wife reported to me some days ago that you squander your salary outside and only give the family N30,000 for upkeep. So right now, I'm going to personally hand over your salaries to her from today henceforth.'
'How much is you transportation to work daily?', (bcoz this is not in Lagos) the CO asked.
'N900 sir', Cpl . Mike replied.
The CO handed over N19,800 to Cpl . Mike. 'That should take you for 22 days'.
'Do you take breakfast at home?', the CO continued.
'No sir, I leave home very early to beat traffic jam'.
'How much do you spend on breakfast and lunch daily?'
'N500 sir',replied Cpl Mike.
The CO handed over N11,000 to Mr. Mike.
'Who pays the children's school fees', the CO asked facing Mrs. Mike.
'He does', she replied pointing at Cpl . Mike.
'How much is the school fees and how many kids have you?'
'N30,000 per term for the two kids we have?'
'In other words, you save N10,000 monthly for each term's school fees right?'
'Yes sir', replied Cpl Mike.
Once again, the CO handed N10,000 to him.
'I don't want to ask about clothings, electricity bills,etc as I know both of you might be handling that', the boss said as he handed over N19,200 to Mrs. Mike.
'What's this for sir', Mrs. Mike asked surprised.
'Money for upkeep', the CO replied her.
'But it wouldn't take us anywhere', she exclaimed.
'So why don't you appreciate the N30, 000 your husband sacrifices for you monthly', the CO asked.
The woman stood up hugged her husband tightly and the rest is history.
A lot of women don't know what their husbands sacrifice to put food on the table. Most times, they go hungry. Sometimes, they swallow their pride and engage in menial and debasing jobs just so their families can eat. A lot of times, they can't even buy good clothes to wear rather they sacrifice so that their wives and kids can get one.
A man might not tell you what he goes through to get you the cash he gives to you as telling you might make you start underrating his person but to tell you the truth, men go through a lot and need to be appreciated.