During the wedding rehearsal, the groom quietly slipped the pastor a $100 bill.
"Reverend," he whispered, "I'd be mighty obliged if you'd just happen to
forget the part where I promise to love, honour, obey and be faithful to my wife
The time came for the groom's vows during the actual wedding service.
The pastor looked the young man in the eye, "Will you promise to prostrate
yourself before her, obey her every command and wish, serve her breakfast in bed
every morning of your life and swear eternally, before God and your lovely wife,
that you will never so much as look at another woman, as long as you both shall
The groom gulped, looked around, and said in a tiny voice, "Yes."
As a hymn was being sung, the furious groom leaned toward the priest. "I
thought we had a deal," he hissed.
The pastor gently pressed the $100 bill into the young man's palm and
whispered, "She made me a much better offer."