Monday, February 27, 2006

Lancelot and the Witch



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 youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and, if after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death. The question?....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 princess, the priests, the wise men and even the court jester. He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer.Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would have the answer. But the price would be high; as the 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 have to agree to her price first. The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot, the most noble of the Knights 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, made obscene noises, etc. He had never encountered such a repugnant creature in all his life. He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a terrible burden; but Lancelot, learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur. He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur's life and the preservation of the Round Table.



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 beautiful woman he had ever seen lay before him on the bed. The astounded Lancelot asked what had happened The beauty replied that since he had been so 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 night? Lancelot pondered the predicament. During the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old witch? Or, would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day, but by night, a beautiful woman for him to enjoy wondrous intimate moments? What would YOU do?


What Lancelot chose is below. BUT....make YOUR choice before you scroll down below. OKAY?






Noble Lancelot said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself. Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life. Now....what is the moral to this story?



Scroll down The moral is.....

If you don't let a woman have her own way....
Things are going to get ugly!

16 comments:

Inanna said...

What a great truth!! :-)

gnumoon said...

damn skippy

ET said...

I think there should be a story on what men really want.
Wait! There is. Its called Sports Illustrated, The Swim Suit issue(just kidding).

moon said...

I read that one years ago, was a total pleasure reading it again...so true it is.

Duke_of_Earle said...

Good story. I'd heard it before and still enjoy it.

But Kenju, all men KNOW the moral of the story, and most have known it (from experience) since childhood!

John

OldHorsetailSnake said...

This was well worth more than the time I spent reading it. Great story, Judy. Chortle, chuckle over the truism.

BTW, I didn't answer the question. Instead, I said to myself, "What would Dubya do?"

(Robin Williams. Hah! Another chuckle.)

Pirate said...

freedom is the best medicine for all. it makes for better relationships and better sex.

YellowRose said...

So true!!! I'm sending this via email to hubby who is out of town on business....he'll get a laugh out of it! He already knows this...but it's a geat reminder!! LOL ;)

Scouser said...

I learned the moral to that story when I was about 4yrs old. I have 2 older & 1 younger sister. I know only too well lol. Michele sent me once but I keep coming back.

Jamie Dawn said...

GREAT tale!!
That story speaks the truth. Women still want to have control over their own lives.

Greg Finnegan said...

How does that song go?

"If you want to be happy for the rest of your life,
Never make a pretty woman your wife.
So from my personal point of view,
Get an ugly girl to marry you."

Miss Cellania said...

Now if I could just find me a Lancelot...

Weary Hag said...

Very, very cute story! I love the moral. (shhhh... don't tell Ed ... I LIKE getting what I want!)

srp said...

Love the moral. LOL.
Too funny.

Pearl said...

Ooh, tingles. What a great solution. lancelot was a wise one, wasn't he?

AJ said...

Pret-T cute!

And VERY true!

:)