A young newlywed couple wanted to join a church. The priest told them: “We have special requirements for new parishioners. You must abstain from sex for one whole month.” So the couple agreed.
After two and a half weeks they returned to the church. When the Priest ushers them into his office, the wife is crying and the husband is obviously very depressed. “You are back so soon. Is there a problem?” the Priest asked.
“We are terribly ashamed to admit that we did not manage to abstain from sex for the required month.” the young man replied sadly.
The Priest asked him what happened.
“Well, the first week was difficult… however, we managed to abstain through sheer will power. The second week was terrible, but with the use of prayer, we managed to abstain. However, the third week was unbearable. We tried cold showers, prayer, reading from the bible, anything to keep our minds off carnal thoughts.
One afternoon, my wife reached for a can of peas and dropped it. When she bent over to pick it up, I was overcome with lust and had my way with her right there & then” admitted the man, shamefacedly.
“You understand this means you will not be welcome in our church” stated the Priest.
“We know.” said the young man, hanging his head….
…we’re not welcome at Safeways anymore, either”
[Another one from non blogging Jane. Yes I know she should get her own blog but you try telling her.]