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Friday, May 02, 2003

A Salutary Lesson

I was happy. My girlfriend and I had been dating for over a year, and so we decided to get married. My parents helped us in every way, my friends encouraged me, and my girlfriend was everything to me. She was a dream.
There was only one thing bothering me - quite a lot in fact - and that was my mother-in-law to be. She was a career woman: very smart, but most of all beautiful and sexy, who sometimes flirted with me - which made me feel uncomfortable.
One day she called and asked me to come over to check the wedding invitations. So I went.
She was alone when I arrived. She whispered to me that soon I was to be married, but she had feelings and desires for me that she couldn’t overcome. So before I got married, and committed my life to her daughter, she wanted to make love to me just once.
What could I say? I was in total shock, and couldn’t say a word.
So, she said, "I’ll go to the bedroom, and if you are up for it, just come and get me."
I watched her delicious form as she went up the stairs. I stood there for a moment, and then turned around and went to the front door. I opened it, and stepped out of the house.
Her husband was standing outside and, with tears in his eyes, he hugged me and said, "We are very happy and pleased that you have passed our little test. We couldn’t have asked for a better man for our daughter. Welcome to the family."


Always keep your condoms in the car.

posted by Plig | 15:14 |

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