A store that sells new husbands has just opened in New York City where a
woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance
is a description of how the store operates:
You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors, and the values
of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights. You may choose
any item from a particular floor or may choose to go up to the next floor,
but cannot go back down except to exit the building!
So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first
floor the sign on the door reads: Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs.
The second floor sign reads: Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love
The third floor sign reads: Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids and
are Extremely Good Looking. "Wow," she thinks, but feels compelled to keep
She goes to the fourth floor and sign reads: Floor 4 - These men Have
Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.
"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!" Still, she goes to
the fifth floor and sign reads: Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids,
are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework and Have a Strong Romantic
She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor and the Sign
reads: Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no
men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are
impossible to please. Thank you for
shopping at The Husband Store.
To avoid gender bias charges, the store's owner opened a New Wives store
just across the street.
The first floor has wives who love sex.
The second floor has wives who love sex and have money.
The third through sixth floors have never been visited.