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 Lord 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 Lord went down in the
water and reappeared with a golden axe. "Is this
your axe?" the Lord asked.
The woodcutter replied, "No."
The Lord again went down and came up with a
silver axe. "Is this your axe?" the Lord asked.
Again, the woodcutter replied, "No."
The Lord went down again and came up with an
iron axe. "Is this your axe?" the Lord asked.
"Yes", he replied.
The Lord was pleased with the
man's honesty and gave him all three axes to
keep, and the woodcutter went home happy.
Some time later the woodcutter was walking with
his wife along the riverbank, and his wife fell into
the river. When he cried out, the Lord again
appeared and asked him, "Why are you crying?"
"Oh Lord, my wife has fallen into the water!"
The Lord went down into the water and came up
with Angelina Jolie.
"Is this your wife?" the Lord asked. "Yes," cried
The Lord was furious. "You lied! That is an untruth!"
The woodcutter fell to his knees and cried, "Oh,
forgive me, Lord. It is misunderstanding. You see,
if I had said 'no' to Angelina Jolie, You would have
come up with Catherine Zeta-Jones. 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.
Lord, I am a poor man, and am not able to take
care of all three wives, and I love my wife such
that I don't want her to share me with anyone,
so THAT'S why I said yes to Angelina Jolie."
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!