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WHAT WOMEN WANT! :wub:

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Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of

a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but

was moved by Arthur's youth and ideals. So the monarch offered

him freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult

question.

Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer; if after a

year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.

The question: What do women really want?

Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man,

and to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But since it

was better than death, he accepted the monarch's proposition to

have an answer by year's end.

He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everybody:

the princess, the priests, the wise men, the court jester.

He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory

answer. Many people advised him to consult the old witch, only

she would know the answer.

The price would be high; the witch was famous throughout the

kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged.

The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no alternative

but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer his question,

but he'd have to accept her price first:

The old witch wanted to marry Gawain, the most noble of the

Knights of the Round Table and Arthur's closest friend!

Young Arthur was horrified. She was hunchbacked and hideous,

had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises,

etc. He had never encountered such a repugnant creature.

He refused to force his friend to marry her and have to endure

such a burden.

Gawain, upon learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur.

He told him that nothing was too big a sacrifice compared to

Arthur's life and the preservation of the Round Table.

Hence, their wedding was proclaimed, and the witch answered

Arthur's question thus:

What a woman really wants is to be in charge of her own life.

Everyone instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth

and that Arthur's life would be spared.

And so it was. The neighboring monarch granted Arthur total

freedom.

What a wedding Gawain and the witch had!

Arthur was torn between relief and anguish. Gawain was proper

as always, gentle and courteous. The old witch put her worst

manners on display, and generally made everyone very

uncomfortable.

The honeymoon hour approached. Gawain, steeling himself for a

horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But what a sight

awaited him! The most beautiful woman he'd ever seen lay before

him!

The astounded Gawain asked what had happened.

The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when

she'd appeared as a witch, she would henceforth be her horrible,

deformed self half the time, and the other half, she would be

her beautiful maiden self.

Which would he want her to be during the day, and which during

the night?

What a cruel question!

Gawain pondered his predicament. During the day, a beautiful

woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy

of his home, an old witch?

Or would he prefer having by day a hideous witch, but by night a

beautiful woman with whom to enjoy many intimate moments?

What would you do?

What Gawain chose follows below, but don't read it until you've

made your own choice.

Make YOUR choice BEFORE you read Gawain's answer!

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Noble Gawain replied that he would let her choose for herself.

Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all

the time because he had respected her enough to let her be in

charge of her own life.

What is the moral of this story?

The moral is:

If your woman doesn't get her own way,

things are going to get ugly

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