During a wedding rehearsal, the groom approaches the pastor with an unusual offer:
“Look, I’ll give you $100 if you’ll change the wedding vows,” he says. “When you get to the part where I’m to promise to ‘love, honor and obey’ and ‘forsaking all others, be faithful to her forever,’ I’d appreciate it if you’d just leave that part out.” He passed the minister a $100 bill and walked away satisfied.
It is now the day of the wedding, and the bride and groom have moved to that part of the ceremony where the vows are exchanged. When it comes time for the groom’s vows, the pastor looks the young man in the eye and says:
“Will you promise to prostrate yourself before her, obey her every command and wish, serve her breakfast in bed every morning of your life, and swear eternally before God and your lovely wife that you will never even look at another woman, as long as you both shall live?”
The groom gulps and looks around, and says in a tiny voice, “Yes.” Then he leans toward the pastor and hisses, “I thought we had a deal.”
The pastor puts a $100 bill into the groom’s hand and whispers, “She made me a better offer.”