WOMEN
01/05/2011 10:29 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Married Couple and the Fairy

A married couple in their early 60s was celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary...

A married couple in their early 60s was celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary in a quiet, romantic little restaurant. Suddenly, a tiny, beautiful fairy appeared on their table. She said, "For being such an exemplary married couple -- and for being loving to each other for so many years -- I will grant you each a wish."

The wife answered first.

"Oh, I want to travel around the world with my darling husband!" she said. And so the fairy waved her magic wand and... poof! Two tickets for the Queen Mary II appeared in her hand!

The husband thought for a moment.

"Well, this is all very romantic, but an opportunity like this will never come again. I'm sorry my love, but my wish is to have a wife 30 years younger than me."

The wife -- and the fairy -- were deeply disappointed, but a wish is a wish.

So the fairy waved her magic wand and... poof! The husband became 92 years old.

The moral of this story: Men who are ungrateful cads should remember fairies are female.

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