For several years, a woman had been having trouble getting to sleep at night because she feared burglars. One night her husband heard a noise in the house, so he went downstairs to investigate.
When he got there, he did find a burglar. “Good evening,” said the man of the house. “I am pleased to see you. Come upstairs and meet my wife. She has been waiting ten years to meet you.”
Was the event worth the ten years of worry? (This story comes from William Marshall, in the book Eternity Shut in a Span.)