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Daily Joke: Man Asks His Wife of 40 Years What She Wants for Their Anniversary

Comfort Omovre
Nov 05, 2019
12:00 P.M.
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 John and Mary had been married forty years, and for their 40th wedding anniversary, the husband asked his wife what she wanted as a special anniversary present. 


The delighted husband threw the question to his wife while making several attempts to guess her preference. He asked his wife,

"Would you like a new mink coat?" 

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Mary's replied: "Not really." The husband was dauntless and continued pressing on eager to gift his wife the best thing possible. He then asked a second time, fully expecting an affirmative reply.

"Well," he started. "How about a New Mercedes sports car?"

Again, the unimpressed woman failed to reply in the affirmative. The man was a little taken aback, as he wondered what could be a better present than his wife's favorite car brand. 

So again, he came up with a new idea, now fully convinced he had gotten the one thing she could not resist. Excitedly, he popped his third guess saying:


"What about a new vacation home in the country?"

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Weary of the continuous guess works, the wife looked her husband squarely on the face and replied nonchalantly: "No Thanks."


The tone of her voice set him off and feeling a bit defeated, the confused husband then sought her opinion one last time. He asked, and eagerly awaited her reply:

"Well, what would you like for our anniversary?"

The wife assumed a serious countenance, and with a note of weariness, she turned to her husband and gave a shocking reply that caught him off guard.

"John, I'd like a divorce."


Without much thought, the disconcerted husband got closer to his wife and then retorted with his dose of icy words,

"Sorry. I wasn't planning to spend that much."


A couple threw a banquet to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, and the guests were curious about the benefits of their long-lasting marriage.

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During a party to celebrate their golden jubilee, Tom's friends were eager to learn a thing or two about marriage from the anniversary celebrants. They asked:

"Tell us, Tom, what is it you have learned from all those wonderful years with your wife?" 

Tom stood up willfully and gave his response with a note of seriousness.

"Well, I've learned that marriage is the best teacher of all. It teaches you loyalty, meekness, forbearance, self-restraint, forgiveness, and a great many other qualities you wouldn't have needed if you'd stayed single."

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