Tuesday, June 21, 2011

For Those Of You Looking For "The Perfect Spouse", Read This Story Originally Entitled "The Husband Store"

After reading another litany of complaints against men and the so-called "oppressive" patriarchy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on a couple of the feminist blogs, I suddenly remembered a funny story I had read somewhere else on the Web. After a brief search, I found it, replicated by a number of sources. I chose this source as my reference. It's referred to elsewhere as The Husband Store:

The Perfect Man/Woman

A store that sells husbands has just opened in New York City, 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 the store ONLY ONCE!

There are six floors and the attributes of the men increase as the shopper ascends the flights. There is, however, a catch... you may choose any man from a particular floor, or you may choose to go up a 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 and love the Lord.

The second floor sign reads: Floor 2 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, and love kids.

The third floor sign reads: Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, and are extremely good looking. "Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the fourth floor and sign reads: Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop-dead good looking and help with the housework. "Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"

Still, she goes to the fifth floor and sign reads: Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love the Lord, love kids, are drop-dead gorgeous, 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 400,363,012 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. Watch your step as you exit the building, and have a nice day!

Men don't get a free pass in this version:

Opposite the husband store, there is a similar store for Men, called the "wife store".

Floor 1 says "These wives know how to cook"

Floor 2 says "These wives know how to cook, and have big breasts"

Floors 3, 4, 5 and 6 have never been visited.

The bottom line: There ain't no Mr. Perfect or Ms. Perfect. So the best you can expect is Mr. Right and Ms. Right. Partnering with the Holy Spirit can keep it right.

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