Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fast Forward from Ralph 15

Saying for the Day: Sometimes you need to choose the lesser of two goods.

My friend Ralph forwards things to me and every Wednesday I share with you something from that sharing.
This is today's forward.


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


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

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.
But she goes on to the next floor.

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

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

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor and the
sign reads:
Floor 6 - You are visitor 4,363,012 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!

@@@@News from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my garage where the trains still run, dragons fly, and some people take a very long time to get things done.– Some people who are worried about the dream think Petrovich might have the answer. He is the wizard in The Dream. He keeps talking about a dribblet that concerns The Dream. But he is never ready to share it with the town. Pertrovich says it takes time to translate the Old Russian into English. Then he has to interpret what the great Prophet said. He wants to be sure its done right. So Petrovich is staying in his office and working. The last time he came out somebody grabbed him and demanded to know how to be saved from The Dream. He was lucky there were others there so the guy had to let him go. The poor guy seems to be working as fast as he can.
Despite The Dream life in Pigeon Falls seems to go on as usual. The big White Rabbit was seen by some tourists as they came in on the milk train. Mrs. Trumble says that this is the year she is going to get that demon.
Nancy’s coffee shop continues to be the center for local information ( gossip) . It seems the Millers are grandparents again. Their daughter Sally who lives with some Hippie in Texas just had another baby. That’s her third. Gram and Gramp are flying down to see the baby. They worry a lot about the grandchildren. They are afraid they won’t be raised in the Church. While they are there they will make sure the baby is baptized. They do have to admit that the children are well taken care of.
Axel Anderson turned 90 last week. They had a big celebration for him out at the assisted living place. He was so disappointed that his son Raymond didn’t come back for the party. Raymond hasn’t been back for five years but the old guy keeps hoping. They had some kind of argument and Raymond swore he would never come back.

Today's Link-Exile in Kidville- How a nice lady from Ohio ended up in Canada. Leave a Dr. John in the comment-Please.
I had a rough time last night. My main mask broke and I had to use the half face breathing mask. So I woke at 3:00 with a headache, jaw ache, and a nose ache. The goodnews is my new total face mask came today. We worked at the new house and got a good amount done again. Soon we will be ready to move in. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger geosmythe said...

Very interesting comments about the Husband store. None is appropriate.

5:19 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

I am surprised that Petrovich isnt telling the people to leave him their money if they want. If the dream comes true, they wont be there to demand their money back. If the dream doesnt happen, he will be a hero.

So where is the entreprenuer selling t shirts? "Pigeon Falls -- dont dare to dream" or "Pigeon Falls -- I survived the dream".

5:20 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Dr. John, any particular reason you are picking on women lately? How's Betty?

7:16 AM  
Blogger ArtsyTartsyViray said...

The husband store.. classic..

Happy Wednesday!!!!

7:32 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

On the other hand, if we had a real husband store,there might be fewer divorces.

9:19 AM  
Blogger The Old Fart said...

Just stopping by to thank you for your prayers. I visited my doctor today - you can read about the visit on my current post today.

A wonderful Wednesday is wished for you and Betty.

9:38 AM  
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6:31 PM  
Blogger Nea said...

Maybe I have a crystal ball, or maybe I just knew how the joke must have to have ended, or maybe I feel a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, or maybe I am just not that inquisitive, but I stopped when the man started helping with the housework, I can pass on that romantic thingy.....haha

6:32 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

lol Dr John,
and most people still choose
the greater of two evils

11:25 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

I liked the Husband Store joke! Its cute and kinda true! lol. Im glad your new face mask came....and how wonderful that you only have to go next door to work on the new house!!!

12:41 AM  
Anonymous loisontheweb said...

WHAT A SURPRISE ... I was going to leave a post on the entry about the aggressive deer ... & you must have just made a new entry!
THANKS for "THE HUSBAND STORE"; it's so cute.
Sounds as tho you are missing your CF deer? Hope you don't have the plague of woodticks there!

4:54 AM  

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