A store that sells husbands has just opened in New York, where a woman may go
to choose a husband from among many men. The store comprises 6 floors, and
the men increase in positive attributes as the shopper ascends the flights.
There is, however, a catch. As you open the door to any floor you may choose
a man from that floor, but if you go up a floor, you cannot go back down
except to exit the building.
So, a woman goes to the shopping center to find a husband:
On the first floor the sign on the door reads: "Floor 1 - These men have jobs."
The woman reads the sign and says to herself, "Well, that's better than my
last boyfriend, but I wonder what's further up?" So up she goes.
The second floor sign reads: "Floor 2 - These men have jobs and love kids."
The woman remarks to herself, "That's great, but I wonder what's further up?"
And up she goes again.
The third floor sign reads: "Floor 3 -These men have jobs, love kids and are
extremely good looking."
"Hmmm,............. better" she says. "But I wonder what's upstairs?" So she
ascends another flight of stairs.
The fourth floor sign reads: "Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love kids, are
extremely good looking and help with the housework."
"Wow!" exclaims the woman, "very tempting. BUT, there must be more, further
up!" And again she heads up another flight.
The fifth floor sign reads: "Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love kids, are
extremely good looking, help with the housework and have a strong romantic
"Oh, mercy me! But just think.. what must be awaiting me on the last floor?"
So up to the sixth floor she goes.
The sixth floor sign reads: "Floor 6 - You are visitor 3,456,789,012 to this
floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that
women are impossible to please."
"Thank you for shopping Husband Mart, and have a nice day."