29 May 2013

How Much is it Worth to You?

During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approached the preacher with an unusual offer.

"Look, I'll give you $100 if you'll change the wedding vows. When you get to me and the part where I'm to promise to 'love, honor and cherish' and 'forsaking all others, be faithful to her forever,' I'd appreciate it if you'd just leave that part out." He passed the minister a $100 bill and walked away satisfied.

Then came the day of the wedding, and the bride and groom have moved to that part of the ceremony where the vows are exchanged.

When it came time for the groom's vows, the preacher looked the young man in the eye and said, "Will you promise to prostrate yourself before her, obey her every command and wish, serve her breakfast in bed every morning of your life and vow eternally before God and your lovely wife that you will not ever even look at another woman, as long as you both shall live?"

The groom felt every eye on his back. He gulped and looked around, and said in a tiny voice, "I will."

After the ceremony, the groom leaned toward the preacher and whispered: "I thought we had a deal."

The preacher put the $100 bill into the groom's hand and whispered back: "She paid me $1,000 to do it her way."


h/t DK

2 comments:

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

LOL, now that was priceless!!!
$1,000 buck would change many of mind.

Rev. Paul said...

Indeed, Sandy - it would most folks' attention, and that's a fact. Thanks!