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A Fable about how to deal with women......
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Kat in NJ    Posted 11-24-2002 at 11:09:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him, but was moved by Arthur's youth and ideals. So the monarch offered him freedom, as long as he could answer a very
difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and if,after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.

The question was: What do women really want?

Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man and, to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch's proposition to have an answer by year's end.

He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everybody: the princess, the priests, the prostitutes, the wise men, the court jester. He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer.

Many people advised him to consult the old witch. Only she would know the answer. The price would be high, however, as the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged.

The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no alternative but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer his question, but he'd have to accept her price first: she wanted to marry Gawain, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur's closest friend!

Young Arthur was horrified as the witch was hunch backed and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises ... etc. He had never encountered such a repugnant creature and he refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a burden.

Gawain, upon learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur. He told him that no sacrifice was too high compared to Arthur's life and the preservation of the Round Table.

Hence, their wedding was proclaimed, and the witch answered Arthur's question thusly:

What a woman really wants is to be in charge of her own life.

Everyone instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth and that Arthur's life would be spared. And it was so.

The neighboring monarch granted Arthur total freedom and Gawain and the witch had a splendid wedding. Arthur was torn between relief and anguish. Gawain was proper as always, gentle and courteous.

The old witch put her worst manners on display and made everyone very uncomfortable. The honeymoon hour approached. Gawain, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom.

But what a sight awaited him! The most beautiful woman he'd ever seen lay before him! The astounded Gawain asked what had happened.

The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she'd appeared as a witch, she would henceforth be her horrible, deformed self only half the time, and the other half she would be her beautiful maiden self.

Which would he want her to be during the day and which during the night?

What a cruel question! Gawain pondered his predicament: during the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends but, at night in the privacy of his home, a hideous witch? Or vice-versa? Noble Gawain replied that he would let her choose for herself.

Upon hearing this, the witch announced that she would be beautiful all the time, because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life.

What is the moral of this story?

The moral is this............:

If a woman doesn't get her own way, things are going to get ugly !


DeadCarp    Posted 11-24-2002 at 13:32:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's some kinda conspiracy i tell ya! We gotta gang up or pretty soon these wimmenfolks are all going to look good half the time, gawd ferbid! Then whut would become of us? Why, we'd be turned into beasts of endless pleasure, little raggamuffin younguns running favors all over, the value of our doghouses would plummet, the bars would go broke, nobody would wanna fight wars anymore, there'd be plenty of food on the table and no spare time what with all the ....
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SAY! Can i get a trial membership? :)


Patria / PR    Posted 11-24-2002 at 13:49:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hm...sounds good to me:-)
but what will you do the other half of the time?
It would be interesting to know, but I guess you'd be kicked out of here, for good, and me also, for asking.


ger yabut    Posted 11-24-2002 at 16:22:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
he,d have something to do the other half of his time lol


I'm barely awake***Had a nap    Posted 11-24-2002 at 19:40:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't understant....how could I have a nap at this time...


hm , what did you say?


i    Posted 11-24-2002 at 19:46:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
don,t rember


hehe    Posted 11-24-2002 at 20:17:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
ok, let me move up then, check what's been goin on while I was asleep


Maggie/TX    Posted 11-24-2002 at 12:54:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Amen, sister Kat, and don't you men ever forget it, neither! LOL!


WallSal55    Posted 11-25-2002 at 06:47:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Best one I ever heard!


WallSal55    Posted 11-25-2002 at 06:42:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Best one I ever heard!


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