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This is one of the greatest stories of personal sacrifice ever told, it will bring a tear to your eyes. Only in America can a person be as great as they aspire to be...
Because of his extreme stupidity, none of Tyrone's classmates liked him, particularly his vexed teacher, who was forever yelling at him, "Tyrone Waite, you are driving me mad!"
One day Tyrone's mum turned up at the school to see how he was doing.
The female teacher said: "To be brutally honest Mrs Waite, your son is an absolute failure; he is always getting very low marks, in fact, I have never seen such a stupid boy in my entire teaching career.
Tyrone's mum was so hurt by this feedback that she removed her boy from school and moved out of Detroit to Cleveland.
27 years later, the teacher, now aged 50, was diagnosed with a virtually incurable heart defect. All the doctors advised her to have heart surgery, but only one surgeon at the hospital was able to perform it. Left with no other alternative, the woman decided to have the operation, which was indeed a successful one.
When she opened her eyes after the surgery she saw a handsome young doctor smiling down at her. She wanted to say thank you, but was unable to talk. Suddenly, her face started to turn blue; she raised her hand, trying to tell him something... but quickly died.
The doctor was shocked and baffled, wondering what had gone wrong so suddenly. Then he turned around and saw Tyrone, a janitor at the hospital, who had unplugged the life-support machine in order to plug in his hoover.
Oh, don't tell me you thought Tyrone became a heart-surgeon! Really?
An elderly couple were having dinner one night when the husband reached across the table, took his wife's hand and said, "Martha, we've been happily married for a good 50 years, and there's something I've got to know. In all of that time, have you ever been unfaithful to me?"
Martha stopped eating for a moment, then she replied, "Well, Charles, I've got to be honest with you. Yes," she said, "I've been unfaithful to you three times over those years, but it was always for the right reasons."
Charles was terribly shocked by his wife's confession. "No!" he gasped, "I never suspected a single thing. Can you tell me just what you mean by 'the right reasons'?"
Martha said, "Well, the first time was shortly after we married and they were about to repossess our little house because we couldn't pay the mortgage arrears. Do you recall that one night I went to see the banker and the next day he told you that the mortgage would be extended?"
Charles recalled that visit and shrugged, "I don't strictly approve but can understand that one transgression. You saved our home, Martha; but how about the second occasion?"
Martha asked, "Do you remember when you were sick and we didn't have any money to pay for the cardiac surgery that you required? Well, I went to see your doctor one night and, if you recall, he carried out the operation for nothing."
"Yes, Martha, I recall that," said Charles. "I was sick and helpless and you did this to save my life, so I can forgive that transgression. Now tell me about the third time."
"Well Charles, do you recall when you ran for president of your golf club, and you needed 72 more votes…?"