If there is one thing that we have in the world around us, it is rules. Those rules help to keep us in line and they may be provided by many different sources. At times, we may have to follow rules that were given by the government, regardless of whether it is paying taxes or following the speed limit. At other times, it may be our family that gives us the rules, such as the rules we had from our mother. In the following joke, we see that a newlywed husband and wife were given a very specific rule that was almost impossible to follow. As it turns out, they had more trouble than they expected and it ended up costing them in more ways than one.
A young newlywed couple wanted to join a church.
The pastor told them, “We have special requirements for new parishioners. You must abstain from having s*x for two weeks.”
The couple agreed and came back at the end for two weeks.
The pastor asked them, “Well, were you able to get through the two weeks without being intimate?”
“Pastor, I’m afraid we were not able to go without s*x for the two weeks,” the young man replied.
“What happened?” inquired the pastor.
“My wife was reaching for a can of corn on the top shelf and dropped it. When she bent over to pick it up, I was overcome with lust and took advantage of her right there.”
“You understand, of course, that this means you will not be welcome in our church,” stated the pastor.
“That’s okay,” said the young man.
“We’re not welcome at the grocery store anymore either.”