Posted: 17 January 2005 at 2:57am | IP Logged
One day, while a woodcutter was cutting a branch of a
tree above a river, his axe fell into the river.
When he cried out, God appeared and asked," Why are you crying?"
The woodcutter replied that his axe has fallen into water.
Then God went down into the water and reappeared with a golden axe.
"Is this your axe?" God asked.
The woodcutter replied, "No."
God again went down and came up with a silver axe.
"Is this your axe?" he asked.
Again, the woodcutter replied, "No."
God went down again and came up with an iron axe. "Is this your axe?" God asked.
The woodcutter replied," Yes."
God was pleased with the man's honesty and gave him
all three axes to keep, and the woodcutter went home happily.
One day while he was walking with his wife along the
riverbank, the woodcutter's wife fell into the river.
When he cried out,God again appeared and asked him,
"Why are you crying?"
"Oh God , my wife has fallen into the water!"
God went down into the water and came up with Jennifer Lopez.
"Is this your wife?" he asked.
"Yes," cried the woodcutter.
God was furious. "You cheat! That is an untruth!"
The woodcutter replied, "Oh, forgive me God . It is a misunderstanding.
You see, if I said 'no' to Jennifer Lopez,
You will come up with Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Then if I also say 'no' to her, You will come up with my wife, and I will say 'yes,'
and then all three will be given to me.
But God , I am a poor man and I will not be able to
take care of all three wives, so *that's* why I said 'yes' this time.
The moral of the story is whenever a man lies it is
for an honorable and useful reason........