while a woodcutter was cutting a branch of a tree above a river, his axe fell
into the river. When he cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, "Why are
you crying?" The woodcutter replied that his axe has fallen into water,
and he needed the axe to make his living. The Lord went down in the water and
reappeared with a golden axe. "Is this your axe?" the Lord asked.
woodcutter replied, "No."
The Lord again went down and came up with a silver axe. "Is this your axe?"
the Lord asked.
Again, the woodcutter replied, "No."
The Lord went down again and came up with an iron axe. "Is this your axe?"
the Lord asked.
"Yes", he replied. The Lord was pleased with the man's honesty and
gave him all three axes to keep, and the woodcutter went home happy.
later the woodcutter was walking with his wife along the riverbank, and his
wife fell into the river. When he cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked
him, "Why are you crying?" "Oh Lord, my wife has fallen into the
water!" The Lord went down into the water and came up with Angelina Jolie.
this your wife?" the Lord asked.
"Yes," cried the woodcutter.
The Lord was furious. "You lied! That is an untruth!"
The woodcutter fell to his knees and cried, "Oh, forgive me, Lord. It is
misunderstanding. You see, if I had said 'no' to Angelina Jolie, You would have
come up with Catherine Zeta-Jones. Then if I also said 'no' to her, you would
have come up with my wife. Had I then said 'yes,' you would have given me all
three. Lord, I am a poor man, and am not able to take care of all three wives,
and I love my wife such that I don't want her to share me with anyone, so THAT’S
why I said yes to Angelina Jolie."
moral of this story is:
man lies, it is for a good and honorable reason and for the benefit of
others... MOSTLY his wife!
That's our story, and we're
sticking to it..