Tuesday, January 10, 2006

what do women really want?

-Thanesh posted this on Friendster and it's by far one of the nicest ones i've read in a very very very long time...

Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned
by the
monarch of a neighbouring kingdom. The monarch
could have killed
him but was moved by Arthur's youth and ideals.
So, the monarch
offered him his freedom, as long as he could
answer a very
difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure
out the
answer and, 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
the princess, the priests, the wise men and even
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, for only she would have the answer.

But the price would be high; as the witch was
throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices
she charged.
The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no
but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer the
but he would have to agree to her price first.

The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot, the
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
sewerage, made obscene
noises, etc. He had never encountered such a
repugnant creature
in all his life.

He refused to force his friend to marry her and
such a terrible burden, but Lancelot, learning of the
spoke with Arthur.
He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice
compared to
Arthur's life and the preservation of the Round

Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch
Arthur's question thus:

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

Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the
had uttered a great truth and that Arthur's life
would be

And so it was, the neighbouring monarch granted
his freedom and Lancelot and the witch had a

The honeymoon hour approached and Lancelot,
himself for a horrific experience, entered the
bedroom. But,
what a sight awaited him. The most beautiful
woman he had ever
seen, lay before him on the bed. The astounded
Lancelot asked
what had happened

The beauty replied that since he had been so kind
to her
when she appeared as a witch, she would
henceforth, be her
horrible deformed self only half the time and the
maiden the other half.

Which would he prefer? Beautiful during the
Lancelot pondered the predicament. During the
day, a
beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at
night, in the
privacy of his castle, an old witch? Or, would he
prefer having
a hideous witch during the day, but by night, a
woman for him to enjoy wondrous, intimate

What would YOU do?

What Lancelot chose is below. BUT....make
YOUR choice
before you scroll down below. OKAY?

Noble Lancelot, knowing the answer the witch gave
Arthur to his question, said that he would allow
HER to
make the choice 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.

Now.... what is the moral of this story?

The moral is.....
If you don't let a woman have her own way....
Things are going to get ugly!

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