Friday chuckle!

Here’s another one from that cheeky chap, Julian!

Subject: Store that sells new husbands
A store that sells new husbands has opened in London ,
where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions 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 reads:

Floor 1 – These men Have Jobs

She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign

Floor 2 – These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.

‘That’s nice,’ she thinks, ‘but I want more.’
So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads:

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 fourth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 4 – These men Have Jobs, Love Kids,
are Drop-dead Good Looking 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, where the sign

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 Husband Store.


To avoid gender bias charges, the store’s owner opened 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 and like beer.

The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.

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  • Is this not the truth? So reavealing…I had a good laugh, but also recognized the grain of wisdom in it….thanks!!

  • Julia, I’d like to ask you about one of the pictures you posted several months ago for the 100-Word Challenge for Grownups. It’s the photo of the really heavy guy in a museum, bending over to take a picture and knocking off an expensive vase behind him. I wrote a story based on that picture, and I’m now using the story in a book that is coming out very soon. I’d like to know if the photo is yours and if you would be willing to give me permission to use it with the story in the book — giving you full credit, of course.

    If I understand the Creative Commons license posted at the bottom of your page, I think it allows for that, but I’d like to be sure. And, naturally, if the photo belongs to someone else, that would make a difference as well.

    I’d appreciate hearing back from you about it as soon as possible. And, of course, if you’d rather I not use it, that’s okay. I can do the story without a photo, but that particular picture is so absolutely perfect! And if it isn’t yours, perhaps you could steer me to the owner.

    Thanks a lot.

  • Ha ha ha. Thanks for my morning laugh. The rest of the day is sure to be a breeze. 😀

  • Best thing I’ve read this week. I’m posting it to my Facebook page.

  • Love it would be happy at third floor fourth floor is probably where I woukd stop.
    Now all I need us for one such shoo to ooen in my town
    Happy weekend

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