Competing for their mother's love, two brothers tried to outdo each other with birthday gifts for her. One bought his mother a Rolls-Royce. The other, trying to find something more imaginative, spent $100,000 on a rare mynah bird that quoted Shakespeare and sang opera.
A week after her birthday the sons called their mother and asked how she liked their gifts.
"The car is a dream," she said. "All my friends are extremely jealous. And the bird was nice too - just a little gamy."