Medieval Wisdom

Discussion in 'The Pump House Saloon' started by Ursus, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Ursus

    Ursus Active Member

    Jul 23, 2006
    El Salvador, Central America.
    King Arthur and the Witch:

    Young King Arthur was ambushed
    and imprisoned by the monarch
    of a neighboring 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 everyone: the
    princess, the priests, the
    wise men and even the court
    jester. He spoke with
    everyone, but no one could
    give him a satisfactory

    Many people advised him to
    consult the old witch, for
    only she would have the

    But the price would be high,
    as the witch was famous
    throughout the kingdom for the
    exorbitant prices she charged.

    The last day of the year
    arrived and Arthur had no
    choice but to talk to the
    witch. She agreed to answer
    the question, but he would
    have to agree to her price

    The old witch wanted to marry
    Sir Lancelot, the most noble
    of the Knights of the Round
    Tableand Arthur's closest

    Young Arthur was horrified.
    She was hunchbacked and
    hideous, had only one tooth,
    smelled like sewage, made
    obscene noises, etc. He had
    never encountered such a
    repugnant creature in all his

    He refused to force his friend
    to marry her and endure such a
    terrible burden; but Lancelot,
    learning of the proposal,
    spoke with Arthur.

    He said nothing was too big a
    sacrifice compared to Arthur's
    life and the preservation of
    the Round Table.

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

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

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

    And so it was, the neighboring
    monarch granted Arthur his
    freedom and Lancelot and the
    witch had a wonderful wedding.

    The honeymoon hour approached
    and Lancelot, steeling himself
    for a horrific experience,
    entered the bedroom. But, what
    a sight awaited him. The most
    beautiful woman he had ever
    seen lie 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
    beautiful maiden the other

    Which would he prefer?
    Beautiful during the day...or

    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
    beautiful 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 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 to
    this story?

    Scroll down

    The moral is....
    If you don't let a woman have
    her own way...
    Things are going to get ugly.
  2. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Now that my friend, is a GOOD ONE! lol

  3. Old Grump

    Old Grump New Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    Little hut in the woods near Blue River Wisconsin
    Uff Da!, now you tell me. :(
  4. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
  5. dianalv

    dianalv New Member

    Aug 3, 2009
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    And that's the way it oughta be, so you boys straighten up and fly right.
  6. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA
    I tried that.;):cool:

    It don't work!:eek::mad:
  7. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I cant fly.
  8. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Wise AND funny -

    GREAT one!
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