I was writing an article for a hospitality newsletter about male hotel staff members having sex with guests and was reminded of this joke.
A preacher became frustrated that a large part of his congregation was going water skiing on Sunday, rather than coming to church, so he said to his wife, “This Sunday, I’m going to preach about the evils of water skiing on Sunday.”
Sunday came and the minister’s wife-ill with a virus-remained at home. As the minister drove to church, his doubts about parables found in water-skiing increased. Finally, he decided to abandon the subject entirely, and instead, delivered a brilliant sermon on sex.
Later in the week, a matron of the church met the minister’s wife in the supermarket and complimented her on her husband’s magnificent talk.
“Where on earth did he ever get all that information?” she asked. “He seemed so positive and sure of himself.”
“I’m sure I don’t know,” the minister’s wife replied. “He only tried it twice and fell off both times.”
It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain