One day, while a woodcutter was cutting a branch of a tree above a river, his axe fell into the river. When he cried out, the Ali Baba Jin appeared and asked, "Why are you crying?" The woodcutter replied that his axe has fallen into water, and he needed the axe to make his living. The Jin went down in the water and reappeared with a golden axe. "Is this your axe?" the Jin asked. The woodcutter replied, "No."
The Jin again went down and came up with a silver axe. "Is this your axe?" the Jin asked. Again, the woodcutter replied, "No."
The Jin went down again and came up with an iron axe. "Is this your axe?" the Jin asked. "Yes", he replied. The Jin was pleased with the man's honesty and gave him all three axes to keep, and the woodcutter went home happy.
A WEEK LATER
The woodcutter was walking with his wife along the riverbank, and his wife fell into the river. When he cried out, the Jin again appeared and asked him, "Why are you crying?" "Oh Jin, my wife has fallen into the water!"
The Jin went down into the water and came up with Britney Spears.
"Is this your wife?" the Jin asked. "Yes," cried the woodcutter.
The Jin was furious. "You lied! That is an untruth!"
The woodcutter fell to his knees and cried, "Oh, forgive me, Jin. It is misunderstanding. You see, if I had said 'no' to Britney Spears, You would have come up with Jennifer Lopez. Then if I also said 'no' to her, you would have come up with my wife. Had I then said 'yes,' you would have given me all three.
The moral of this story is: Whenever a man lies, it is for a good and honorable reason, and for the benefit of others....MOSTLY his wife!
That's my story, and I'm sticking to it..