# The Better Offer ?

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Mar 2
During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approaches the pastor with an unusual offer.

"Look, I'll give you $100 if you'll change the wedding vows. When you get to the part where I'm supposed to promise to 'love, honor, and obey' and 'be faithful to her forever,' I'd appreciate it if you'd just leave that out." He passes the minister a$100 bill and walks away satisfied.

On the day of the wedding, when it comes time for the groom's vows, the pastor looks the young man in the eye and says, "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 swear 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 gulps, looks around, and says in a tiny voice, "Yes," then leans toward the pastor and hisses, "I thought we had a deal."

The pastor puts a \$100 bill into the groom's hand and whispers, "She made me a better offer."

Rooster Mar 2

Ha! Anybody can be bought! LOL.

Marianne Rooster Mar 2

Lol, Rooster, that is also part of human nature, with its positive and negative sides - it is often merely a question of "how much".

Logically, the best offer wins.

Kninjanin Mar 2
Marianne Kninjanin Mar 2

Lol, Kninjanin, and you are certainly thinking of some famous movies, like, for instance:

TheOtherTink Mar 2

Wait a minute

The pastor should have given the groom a chance to make a counter offer before the ceremony.

In fact, he should have held an auction during a counseling session.

Lol, T(h)ink - I doubt seriously that an auction would have been a good idea in this case ...

But the pastor probably would have made a lot more money... unless the bride and groom decided to cancel the marriage entirely, that is.

Lol, T(h)ink, if the pastor would have had informed the groom previously about the better offer, the marriage would, most probably have been cancelled - and with that the money ...

Well, negotiations of that sort are always a delicate matter, to know how far to push.

But the pastor presumably had much experience in such matters.

Lol, T(h)ink, yes, the pastor seemed to know the two very well.

Virginia Mar 4

Well...back in the day when my friends were getting married, Marianne, most of them wrote their own vows anyway...

Marianne Virginia Mar 4

I once attended a rather New Age wedding in which the bride and groom promised to be each other's "primary squeezes."    No mention was made about secondary squeezes, however.

Marianne Virginia Mar 4

Lol, that sounds a bit weird indeed.

Virginia Virginia Mar 4

Yup, bit too weird even for my Haight-Ashbury left-leaning proclivities...

Marianne Virginia Mar 5

Lol, Virginia, customs and "trends" vary, from one country, region or place to the other.

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do!"

and for T(h)ink:

"Andere Länder, andere Sitten!"

or

Marianne Virginia Mar 5

Lol, T(h)ink, another great classic.

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