A SALT AND A PEPPER SHAKER that once lived in a kitchen used to fight as to who was more worthy than the other.
"I am more worthy than you, as humans sweat to obtain my precious salt from sea water", the salt shaker boasted.
"Nonsense...", replied the pepper shaker capriciously. "My pepper is so much worthier than your salt that back in ancient times, humans used pepper instead of money to buy things".
No sooner had they finished their quarrel, than the housewife appeared, who was holding a plate filled with steaming soup, taken straight out of the cooking pot. She first grabbed the salt shaker, and after throwing enough salt, she mixed the soup to make it tasty. She then added abundant pepper on top, to the point where it’s intoxicating smell filled the room.
"Delicious", she exclaimed as she tasted the soup and both shakers were shocked to hear her add: "Salt and pepper complement each other so well, that it's impossible to tear them apart."
Then she put both shakers back in their place, side - by - side. Since that time, they became inseparable friends, never to boast again about who is worthier than the other.