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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 youthful happiness. So he offered him freedom if he could answer a difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer; if after a year, he had no answer, 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. However, since it was better than immediate 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, prostitutes, the clergymen, the wise men, even the court jester. No one could give him a satisfactory answer, however they all recommended he consult the old witch, as only she would know the answer. The price would be high as she was famous throughout the kingdom for exorbitant prices.
The end of the year was nearing and Arthur had no alternative but to talk to the old witch. She agreed to answer, but of course, he would have to pay her price.
The old witch wanted to marry Sir Gawain, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur's closest friend. Arthur was horrified. She was hideous, smelled like dead fish and made obscene noises. Arthur had never run across such a repugnant creature. He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a burden.
Gallant Gawain however, spoke with Arthur. He told him nothing was too big a sacrifice compared to Arthur's life and the preservation of the Round Table. Hence, their wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered Arthur's question.
She said, "what a woman really wants is to be in charge of her own life".
Everyone instantly knew that was the answer, including the neighboring monarch. Arthur's life was spared and he was granted total freedom.
What a wedding Gawain and the witch had. Arthur was torn between relief and anguish for his friend. As usual Gawain was proper and courteous, a perfect gentleman. The old witch put her worst manners on display. She ate with her hands, belched and farted and made everyone uncomfortable.
On the wedding night Gawain steeled himself for a horrific night and entered the bedroom. What a sight he found. The most beautiful woman he'd ever seen lay before him! Gawain was astounded and asked what happened. The beauty told him that since he had been so courteous and gallant during the wedding, half the time she would be her horrible normal self and half the time she would be this stunning beauty. But he had to make a choice. Did he want her to be beautiful during the day and the horrible witch at night or vice-versa. What a predicament! During the day a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of home, a spooky old witch. Or, a horrible witch by day and a beautiful woman at night for those intimate moments. What would you do? Gawain's response is below. Think about your answer before you peek.
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Noble Gawain replied that he would let her choose herself. Upon hearing this, the witch announced she would be beautiful all the time because Gawain had respected her and allowed her to be in charge of her own life.

WHAT IS THE MORAL OF THIS STORY?

Guys, it doesn't matter if your woman is beautiful or ugly. Underneath it all, they're all still witches.

Smile girls, it's a joke :-)

Charliej




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