trips in Northern Arizona when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the
road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she
stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride. With a silent nod of thanks, the woman got into the car.
Resuming the journey, Sally tried in vain to make a
bit of small talk with the Navajo woman. The old woman just sat silently, looking intently at everything she saw, studying every little detail, until she noticed a white bag on the seat next to Sally.
"What in bag" asked the old woman?
Sally looked down at the white bag and said, "It's
a box of chocolates. I got it for my husband".
The Navajo woman was silent for another moment or
two. Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder, she said, "Good trade".