A young couple decided to wed. As the big day approached, they
grew apprehensive. Each had a problem they had never before shared
with anyone, not even each other. The Groom-to-be, overcoming
his fear, decided to ask his father for advice. "Father," he said, "I am
deeply concerned about the success of my marriage. I love my fiancée,
very much, but you see, I have very smelly feet, and I'm afraid that my
future wife will be put off by them." "No problem," said dad, "all
you have to do is wash your feet as often as possible, and always wear
socks, even to bed." Well, to him this seemed a workable solution.
The bride-to-be, overcoming her fear, decided to take her problem up
her mom. "Mom," she said, "When I wake up in the
morning my breath is truly awful." "Honey," her mother consoled,
"everyone has bad breath in the morning." "No, you don't
understand. My morning breath is so bad, I'm afraid that
my new husband will not want to sleep in the same room with me."
Her mother said simply, "Try this. In the morning, get straight
out of bed, and head for the bathroom and brush your teeth. The key
is, not to say a word until you've brushed your teeth. Not a word,"
her mother affirmed. Well, she thought it was certainly worth a try.
The loving couple were finally married in a beautiful ceremony. Not
forgetting the advice each had received, he with his perpetual socks and
she with her morning silence, they managed quite well. That is, until
about six months later. Shortly before dawn, the husband wakes with
a start to find that one of his socks had come off. Fearful of the
consequences, he frantically searches the bed. This, of course, woke
his bride and without thinking, she immediately asks, "What on earth are
you doing?" "Oh, no!" he gasped in shock, "You've swallowed my