Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Township Officer's Wife

A well respected and admired county supervisor was married to a woman who constantly nagged him.  From morning till night she found fault with everything he did.  The only relief he ever got from his nagging wife was when he went to county board meetings or to attend one of the various committee meetings he volunteered to serve on.

One day, he invited a fellow county supervisor out to his farm to look at a new horse he recently bought.  Immediately his wife walked out to the barn where the two men were standing and began haranguing him about some trivial matter.  On and on she went, embarrassing him in front of his county colleague.
All of a sudden without provocation, the horse reared up and with both hind legs kicked her smack in the middle of her head.  She died instantly on the spot.

Several days later, a funeral service was held.  The minister, who was standing across the room, noticed something rather odd.  It seemed whenever a female mourner approached the county supervisor to share a few words in private the county supervisor would listen intently then nod his head up and down as if in total agreement.  However, whenever a male mourner approached the county supervisor to share some words in private, the county supervisor would shake his head from side to side signifying his total disagreement.

This odd behavior was consistent and went on throughout the entire service.  Towards the end of the service when most people had left and the county supervisor was alone, the minister walked over and asked, "I could not help but notice many women came to speak with you and every time they did you always nodded your head in agreement; however, whenever a man approached you, I noticed you'd shake your head as if you were violently disagreeing."

The county supervisor replied, "Oh, that’s easy Reverend, most of the women came up to say how nice my wife looked, or how pretty her dress was, so out of politeness, I'd nod in agreement."
"And what about the men?" the Minister asked.
"Oh, all they wanted to know if I would sell them my horse."

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