14 January 2008

The Husband Store

A store that sells new husbands has just opened in
New York City, where a woman may go to choose a new
husband. At the entrance is a description of how the
store operates:

You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six
floors and the value of the products increase as
the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may
choose any item from a particular floor, or may
choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot
go back down except to exit the building!"

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a
husband. On the first floor the sign on the door

"Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs."

The second floor sign reads:

"Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids."

The third floor sign reads:

"Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids and are
Drop dead Gorgeous."

"Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.
She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:

"Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop
dead Gorgeous and Help With Housework."

"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand
it!" Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the
sign reads:

"Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop
dead Gorgeous, Help with housework and Have a Strong
Romantic Streak."

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth
floor and the sign reads:

"Floor 6 - You are visitor 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 shopping at the New Husband Store."

To avoid gender bias accusations, the store's owner
also opens a New Wives' store just across the street...

The first floor has wives that love sex.

The second floor has wives that love sex and have money.

The third through sixth floors have never been visited.

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