A woman was driving home from a business trip in northern Arizona. She saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. She stopped and asked the elderly woman if she would like a ride. With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car.
Resuming the journey, the businesswoman tried in vain to engage the Navajo woman in conversation. The old woman just sat in silence, looking intently at scenery and at the interior of the car. She soon noticed a white bag on the seat next to the businesswoman.
“What in bag?” asked the old Navajo woman.
The businesswoman responded, “It’s a box of chocolates. I got it for my husband.”
The Navajo woman was silent for a moment. Then, speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said, “Good trade.”