An unusual High-Street store in New York selling new husbands had just opened. It was publicized that each woman could visit this store ONLY ONCE! There were six floors and the value of the products increased as the shopper ascended the flights. The shopper could choose any item from any floor, or choose to go up to the next floor, but could not go back down except to exit the building!
So, a single woman called Cheryl went to the store to find a husband. On the first-floor the sign on the door read:
Floor 1 - These Men Have jobs
She was intrigued, but continued to the second-floor, where the sign read:
Floor 2 - These Men Have Jobs and Love Kids
"That's nice", she thought. "But I want more."
So, she continued upward. The third-floor sign read:
Floor 3 - These Men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and Are Extremely Good Looking
"Wow!" she exclaimed. But felt the urge to keep ascending.
She went to the fourth-floor where the sign read:
Floor 4 - These Men Have Jobs, Love Kids, Are Drop-Dead Good Looking and Help with Housework
"Oh, mercy me!" she burst out. "I can hardly stand it!"
Still, she went to the fifth-floor where the sign read:
Floor 5 - These Men Have Jobs, Love Kids, Are Drop-Dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak
She was so tempted to stay, but she went to the sixth-floor, where the sign read:
Floor 6 - You Are Visitor 31,456,012 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.