Honesty vs. Practicality

One day, while a woodcutter was cutting a branch of a tree above a river, his axe fell into the river. 

 

When he began crying, God appeared and asked him, “Why are you crying?”

 

The woodcutter told Him that he had dropped his axe into the water. God went down into the water and reappeared with a golden axe.

 

“Is this your axe?” God asked.

 

The woodcutter said “No”

 

God again went down and came up with a silver axe.

 

“Is this your axe?” God asked.

 

The woodcutter said “No”

 

God went down again and came up with an iron axe.

 

“Is this your axe?” God asked.

 

The woodcutter said “Yes”

 

God was pleased with the man’s honesty and gave him all three axes.

 

The wood cutter went home happily.  One day while he was walking with his wife along the river, his wife fell into the river. 

 

When he began crying, God appeared and asked him, “Why are you crying?”

 

“My wife has fallen into the water” said the woodcutter.

 

God went down and came up with Jennifer Lopez.

 

“Is this your wife?” God asked.

 

“Yes” he said

 

God was furious, “YOOOOUUUU CHHHHEEAAAATTTT! !!! Now I am going to curse you!!!”

 

The woodcutter quickly said, “Forgive me My lord.  It is all a misunderstanding.  If I say “no” to Jennifer Lopez, you will come up with Catherine Zeta Jones.  If I also say ‘No’ to her, you will finally come up with my wife and I will say ‘Yes’.  Then you will give all three to me.  I am a poor man.  I will not be able to look after all three.  So that’s why I have to say ‘Yes'”

 

Forwarded by: Rix

Advertisements

Leave a comment

No comments yet.

Comments RSS TrackBack Identifier URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s