A husband and wife go visit a marriage counsellor. First, the wife speaks to the counsellor alone. The counsellor asks, "You say you've been married 20 years, so what seems to be the problem?"
The wife replies, "It's my husband -- he's driving me crazy! I'm going to
leave him if he continues!"
"How does he drive you crazy?"
"For 20 years," she says, "he's been doing
these stupid things. First, whenever we go out, he's always looking at the floor
and refuses To go near anyone. It's very embarrassing."
The marriage counsellor is amused, "Anything else?"
"He keeps picking his
nose all the time!! Even in public!!"
"Hmm, anything else?"
The wife hesitates, "whenever we're making love, he
NEVER lets me be on top! Once in a while, I'd like to be in control!"
"Ah," says the counsellor, "I think I'll talk to your husband now."
So the wife goes out of the room and the husband enters. The counsellor tells
him, "Your wife says that you've been driving her crazy. She might even leave
The husband looks shocked, "WHAT? For 20 years I've been loving and
considerate and I've always given her what she wants! What could be the
The counsellor explains, "She says that you've got these habits that are
driving her crazy. First, you're always acting strange in public--looking at the
floor and never going near anyone else."
The husband looks concerned, "Oh, you don't understand! It's one of the few
things my father told me to do in his deathbed and I swore I'd obey everything
"What did he say?"
"He said that I should never step on anyone's
The counsellor looks amused, "Actually, that means that you should not do
anything that would cause anyone else to get angry."
The husband looks sheepish, "Oh. Okay."
The counsellor continues, "And you keep picking your nose in public."
"Well, its another thing my father specifically commanded me to do! He told
me to always keep my nose clean."
The counsellor looks faint, "That means that you should not indulge in any
"Oh," says the husband looking very stupid.
"And finally, she says that you never allow her to be on top during your
"This," says the husband seriously, "is the last thing my father commanded me
to do on his deathbed and it's the most important thing."
"What did he say?"
The husband replies, "In his dying breath, he said. Don't screw