You Must Wait . . .
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 96 11:35:02 -0800
Subject: You Must Wait . . .
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A very ugly and conceited young man, wanting to get married, went to a
matchmaker and asked for help finding a wife. "I want someone utterly
beautiful and totally exceptional."
"I have just the girl," says the matchmaker. "She's rich, intelligent, and
"Hold it," said the young man, suddenly suspicious. "Why is she still
I admit," said the matchmaker, "that she has one tiny problem."
"I thought so."
"No, it's nothing very terrible. It's just that one day every year, she goes
a little bit crazy. Doesn't cause any trouble, just loses her head for a
while. After it's over, she's fine for an entire year."
"I can live with that," said the young man. "Where is she?"
"Not just yet." said the matchmaker. "If you want to her to marry you,
you'll have to wait a bit."
"Until when?" the ugly and conceited man asked eagerly.
"Until the day she goes crazy."
© 1996 Peter Langston