The Husband Store

men lineupA brand new store has just opened in New York City that sells husbands. When women go to choose a husband, they must abide by the following instructions:

“You may visit this store only once. There are six floors and the attributes of the men increase as the shopper ascends the flights. There is, however, a catch. You may choose any man from a particular floor, or you may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!”

So, a woman goes to “The Husband Store” to find a husband.

On the first floor the sign on the door reads:

Floor 1 – These men have jobs, and love kids.


The second floor sign reads:

Floor 2 – These men have jobs, love kids, and love God.


The third floor sign reads:

Floor 3 – These men have jobs, love kids, love God, and are extremely good looking.


“Wow,” she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going. She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 4 – These men have jobs, love kids, love God, are drop-dead gorgeous and help with the housework.


“Oh, mercy me!” she exclaims. “I can hardly believe it!” Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 5 – These men have jobs, love kids, love God, are drop-dead gorgeous, help with the housework, and have a strong romantic streak.


She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 6 – You are visitor 4,363,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store. Good-bye.


To avoid gender bias charges, the owner of The Husband Store also opens a new store across the street called “The Wife Store.”

The 1st floor has wives that love sex.

The 2nd floor has wives that love sex and have money.

The 3rd through 6th floors have never been visited.

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  • Bonnie February 14, 2008 at 8:52 am

    I think this is great. How true it is that women want it all and don’t appreciate what they have. For the men, I can completely understand that they would only visit the second floor.

    As for me, being married several times and having many relationships. I can completely understand this. I was one of those women wanting the impossible. I have matured since those days and hope that I am setting a good example to my teenage daughter to not set her expectations high but not too high.

    Elder Neal A. Maxwell of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles offered this counsel: “…The key is to have our eyes wide open to our own faults and partially closed to the faults of others—not the other way around! The imperfections of others never release us from the need to work on our own shortcomings.” Therefore, when we focus on finding the right person, we should also focus on becoming the right person for someone else. The strengths we bring to a marriage will undoubtedly contribute to the success of the marriage.

    It took me a long time to realize that I could not change another person to form to my expectations or expect too much. I love my husband and he his has faults but so do I. We work through our differences most of the time and it helps us to grow closer.

  • Yolanda January 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I found this Kind of funny..yet “sad” only because IMO it’s true.

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