I am sometimes asked about ‘blogging’ and ‘why do you blog, what do you write, and what is the audience you write for?’ This week these and a number of other questions in a similar vein were asked of a smallish band of ‘bloggers’. It was an interesting exchange of views, ideas and opinions. By and large the members of this group do it for fun, the pleasure of writing and sharing something with others, the ‘buzz’ of seeing their work read and commented upon and the bonus of making friends in the process. It made me think, what shall I blog next? Something different! So here’s a joke for the ladies and the next time you go shopping.
A store that sells new husbands has just opened in Leeds, where a woman can go to choose a husband. Just inside the entrance there is the store guide and a set of instructions as to how the store operates:-
“You may visit this store ONLY ONCE. There are six floors and the value of the merchandise increases as you ascend the floors. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor. However, you cannot revisit lower floors; you can only go back down to exit the store.”
So a woman goes in to the store to browse round and to find a new husband. On the first floor the sign reads: “These men have jobs.” She is intrigued but continues up to the second floor where the sign reads: “These men have jobs and love kids.”
She thinks that’s nice, but she wants just a little bit more. So she continues up to the third floor. Here the sign reads: “These men have jobs, love kids and are extremely good looking.” Wow, she thinks, this is getting better. So she goes up to the fourth floor where the sign reads: “These men have jobs, love kids, are drop-dead good looking and help with the housework.”
Well, oh mercy me, she exclaims. I can hardly believe it. Still, she goes to the next floor. The fifth floor, which has a sign: “These men have jobs, love kids, are drop-dead gorgeous, help with housework and have a strong romantic streak.”
She does not know what to do, and is very tempted to stay. However, the store is warm, well light with soft music playing in the background, so she makes her decision. She will go to the sixth floor.
Up she goes, and there is the sign: “In the short time this store has been opened you are visitor number 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for visiting this store.”
BUT that is not the end. In this day of equality, discrimination and political correctness and to avoid breaking laws and regulations the stores owners have opened a second store, a New Wives store across the street. It is very similar and it too has six floors. The first floor has a sign which reads: “Wives that love sex.”
Go up to the second floor and the sign says: “Wives that love sex, are rich, like sport and drink beer.”
The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors, so far, have never been visited.