The Husband Store
A store that sells husbands has opened. A woman may go there to choose
a husband from among many men. The store is comprised of 6 floors. The
men on each floor have different behaviors. The behavior patterns of
the men on a given floor are different for each shopper.
There is, however, a catch. As a woman opens the door to any floor she
may choose a man from only that floor. If she declines, she can never
So a woman goes to the shopping center to find a husband.
On the first floor the sign on the door reads: "Floor 1 - These men
have jobs." The woman reads the sign and says to herself, "Well, that's
better than my last boyfriend, but I wonder what's further up?"
So up she goes. The second floor sign reads: "Floor 2 - These men
have jobs and love kids." The woman remarks to herself, "That's great,
but I wonder what's further up?" And up she goes again.
The third floor sign reads: "Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love kids
and are extremely good looking." "Hmmm, better" she says. "But I
wonder what's upstairs?"
The fourth floor sign reads: "Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love kids,
are extremely good looking and help with the housework." "Wow!"
exclaims the woman, "very tempting. BUT, there must be more further
up!" And again she heads up another flight.
The fifth floor sign reads: "Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love kids,
are extremely good looking, help with the housework and have a strong
romantic streak." "Oh, mercy me! But just think... what must be
awaiting me further on?" So up to the sixth floor she goes.
The sixth floor sign reads: "Floor 6 - You are visitor 3,456,789,012 to
this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely
as proof that women are impossible to please. I stopped on floor four!!!
The Husband Store