A young couple, madly in love, decided to get married. But as the wedding day neared, both grew increasingly nervous over secret problems they had never shared with anyone.
Privately, the groom-to-be approached his minister. “I’m really concerned about the secret I have been keeping from my fiancee,” the young man said. “I have unbelievably smelly feet—and I’m afraid my fiancée won’t be able to stand them.”
“Oh, is that all?” the pastor replied. “Look, all you need to do is wash your feet twice a day and wear socks all the time.” The groom thought it over and decided it just might work.
Meanwhile, the nervous bride had privately approached the minister’s wife. “I’m so worried,” she sobbed. “I have really bad breath when I wake up each day! My morning breath is so awful, my fiancé won’t even want to be near me!”
“Well, I have an idea,” the pastor’s wife said soothingly. “Set your alarm just a few minutes before your husband wakes up. Run to the bathroom, brush your teeth, and gargle with mouthwash before he gets out of bed. The key is not to say anything until you’ve taken care of your breath.” The bride thought it over and decided it just might work.
For several months after the wedding, the couple managed to keep their issues to themselves.
Then one morning, the husband awoke before dawn to find that one of his socks had come off in the night. Frantic, he searched the bed making lots of noise.
His bride woke with a start, and blurted out, “What in the world are you doing?”
“I was looking for my sock” the young man wailed. “But it seems that you have swallowed it!”