Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by a monarch of a neighboring Kingdom.The monarch would have killed him but was moved byArthur's youth and ideals.
So the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as could answer one very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer, and if, after a year he did not succeed, he would be killed.
The question was....
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 priests, the princess, the wise men, even thecourt jesters.
He spoke to everyone, but no one had a satisfactory answer.
Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would know the answer. But the price was high; the old 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 haveto agree to her price first. The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot..the most noble Knight of the round table and Arthur's closest friend!
Young Arthur was horrified. She was hunchbacked and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, madeobscene noises..he had never encountered such a repugnant creature in his life. He REFUSED to force his friend to marry her and enduresuch a terrible burden.
But Lancelot, learning of the proposal, spoke withArthur.He said nothing was too big a sacrifice to save his friend's life. Hence a wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered Arthur's question thus:
"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 spared.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 beautifulwoman he had ever seen lay across the bed.The astounded Lancelot asked, How can this be??
The beauty replied that since he had been 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 half. Which would he prefer?
Beautiful during the day, or during the night?
Lancelot pondered the predicament.
During the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but in the privacy of his castle, an old witch?
Or hideous witch during the day and beautiful woman toshare the nights.
What would YOU do???
What Lancelot chose, is below.........BUT..make your choice and read on..
Noble Lancelot..knowing the witches's answer to Arthur's question, said he would allow HER to make the choice!!Upon hearing this, she announced she would be beautiful all the time for him, because he had respected her enough to be in charge of her own life.
NOW...The MORAL of this story is????
The moral is..if you don't let a woman have her own way..things are going to get ugly!!