It is a nice joke with a great moral
Not too long ago, a large seminar was held for ministers and reverends in
training. Among the facilitators were many well-known motivational speakers.
One such speaker boldly approached the pulpit and gathering the entire
crowd’s attention, said, ‘ The best years of my life were spent in the arms
of a woman who wasn’t my wife!’ The crowd was shocked. He followed up by
saying, ‘That woman was my mother!’ The crowd burst into laughter and he
gave his speech, which was well received.
About a week later, one of the ministers who had attended the seminar
decided to use that joke in his sermon. As he shyly approached the pulpit
one sunny Sunday, he tried to rehearse the joke in his head. It was a bit
foggy to him. Getting to the microphone he said loudly, ‘The greatest years
of my life were spent in the arms of a woman who was not my wife!’
His congregation sat shocked, murmuring. After standing there for almost 10
seconds trying to recall the second half of the joke, the pastor finally
blurted out ‘…and I can’t remember who she was!’
Moral of the story: Don’t copy if you can’t paste.