"What Do Women Really Want?"

Young King Arthur was ambushed and
imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring

The monarch could have killed him, but
was moved by Arthur's youthful happiness.
So he offered him freedom, as long as he
could answer a very difficult question. Arthur
would have a year to figure out the answer;
if, after a year, he still had no answer, he
would be killed.

The question was: "What do women really

Such a question would perplex even the most
knowledgeable man, and, to young Arthur, it
seemed an impossible query. Since it was
better than death, however, he accepted the
monarch's proposition to have an answer by
year's end. He returned to his kingdom and
began to poll everybody: the princess, the
prostitutes, the priests, the wise men, the
court jester.

In all, he spoke with everyone but no one
could give him a satisfactory answer.

What most people did tell him was to consult
the old witch, as only she would know the
answer. The price would be high, since the
witch was famous throughout the kingdom
for the exorbitant prices she charged.

The last day of the year arrived and Arthur
had no alternative but to talk to the witch.
She agreed to answer his question, but he'd
have to accept her price first: the old witch
wanted to marry Gawain, the most noble of
the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur's
closest friend!

Young Arthur was horrified: she was
hunchbacked and awfully hideous, had
only one tooth, smelled like sewage water,
often made obscene noises.. He had never
run across such a repugnant creature.

He refused to force his friend to marry her
and have to endure such a burden.

Gawain, upon learning of the proposal, spoke
with Arthur. He told him that nothing was too
big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur's life
and the preservation of the Round Table.
Hence, their wedding was proclaimed, and
the witch answered Arthur's question:

What a woman really wants is to be able
to be in charge of her own life.

Everyone instantly knew that the witch had
uttered a great truth and that Arthur's life
would be spared. And so it went. The
neighboring monarch spared Arthur's life
and granted him total freedom.

What a wedding Gawain and the witch had!
Arthur was torn between relief and anguish.
Gawain was proper as always, gentle and
courteous. The old witch put her worst
manners on display. She ate with her
hands, belched and passed gas, and
made everyone uncomfortable.

The wedding night approached: Gawain,
steeling himself for a horrific night, entered
the bedroom. What a sight awaited! The
most beautiful woman he'd ever seen lay
before him! Gawain was astounded and
asked what had happened.

The beauty replied that since he had been
so kind to her (when she'd been a witch),
half the time she would be her horrible,
deformed self, and the other half, she
would be her beautiful maiden self. Which
would he want her to be during the day
and which during the night?

What a cruel question! Gawain began to
think of his predicament: during the day a
beautiful woman to show off to his friend,
but at night, in the privacy of his home, an
old spooky witch? Or would he prefer
having by day a hideous witch, but by night
a beautiful woman to enjoy many intimate

What would *you* do?

What Gawain chose follows below, but
don't read until you've made your own choice.


"The Answer"

Noble Gawain replied that he would let her
choose for herself. Upon hearing this, she
announced that she would be beautiful all
the time, because he had respected her
and had let her be in charge of her own life.


There was a Knight walking a tight rope between two towers on one side of the Kindom. And a Knight receiving oral gratification from a 90 year old courtisian on the other side. They where thinking the same thing at the same time. What where they thinking?

Don't look Down!!!!!!!!   Don't look Down!!!!!!