A store that sells new husbands has opened in Melbourne, where a woman may go to choose a husband. The following are the instructions at the store entrance that describe how the store operates:
You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the value of the products increases as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!
A woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor the sign on the door reads:
Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs
She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:
Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.
'That's very nice,' she thinks, 'but I want more.' And she
continues upward. The third floor sign reads:
Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking.
'Wow,' she thinks, but somehow feels compelled to keep
She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:
Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Extremely Good Looking, and Help With Housework.
‘Oh, mercy me!’ she exclaims, ‘I can hardly stand it!’
Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:
Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Extremely Good Looking, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.
She is very tempted to stay but still goes to the sixth floor, where the sign reads:
Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.
To avoid gender bias charges, the store’s owner opened a Wives’ Store in a six story building just across the street. The instructions are the same as the Husbands’ Store.
The First floor has wives that love sex.
The Second floor has wives that love sex and have money and like beer.
The Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth floors have never been visited…