[cinci_dads] Fw: The woodcutter

  • From: "Dan Zavon" <dzavon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Stay-at-home Dads Cincinnati" <cinci_dads@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 23:51:51 -0400


: 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. 

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