: Fw: The woodcutter One day 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. The Lord went down into the >>water and reappeared with a golden axe. "Is this your axe?" the >>Lord asked. The 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. The woodcutter replied, "Yes." >> >>The Lord was pleased with the man's honesty and gave him all three >>axes to keep, and the woodcutter went home happily. >> >> >>One day while he was walking with his wife along the riverbank, the >>woodcutter's 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 Jennifer Lopez. "Is this your wife?" the Lord >>asked. "Yes," cried the woodcutter. >> >>The Lord was furious. "You cheat! That is an untruth!" The >>woodcutter replied, "Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a >>misunderstanding. You see, if I said 'no' to Jennifer Lopez, You >>will come up with Catherine Zeta-Jones. Then if I also say 'no' to >>her, You will thirdly come up with my wife, and I will say 'yes,' >>and then all three will be given to me. But Lord, I am a poor man >>and I will not be able to take care of all three wives, so that's >>why I said yes this time." >> >>The moral of the story is ......... >> >>when ever a man lies, it is for an honorable and useful reason.