Husbands for Sale
A store that sells husbands to single women opens where a woman may go to choose from many available men. At the entrance is a description of how the store operates.
There are only six floors. It states that the attributes of the men increase as the shopper ascends the flights. There is, however, a catch: As you open the door to any floor you may choose any man from that floor, but if you go up a floor, you cannot go back down except to exit the building.
So, Jane decides to go to the Husband Store to find herself a mate.
She gets to the first floor and the sign says:
"Floor 1 — These men have jobs."
She figures she can do better, so she goes up the next flight.
"Floor 2 — These men have jobs and love kids."
Not bad, she decides, but what about companionship? She moves on.
"Floor 3 — These men have jobs, love kids and are extremely good looking."
Wow, she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going. She goes to the 4th floor and sign reads:
"Floor 4 — These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking and help with the housework."
"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"
Still, she goes to the 5th floor, where the sign reads:
"Floor 5 — These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking, help with the 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 #46,012 to this floor today. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely to prove that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store. Watch your step when you exit the building and have a nice day!
Posted November 3, 2014