When Bill and Hillary first got married Bill said, "I am putting a box
under the bed. You must promise never to look in it." In all their 30
years of marriage Hillary never looked.
However, on the afternoon of their 30th anniversary, curiosity got the
best of her and she lifted the lid and peeked inside. In the box were 3
empty beer cans and $81,874.25 in cash.
She closed the box and put it back under the bed. Now that she knew what
was in the box, she was doubly curious as to why. That evening they were
out for a special dinner. After dinner Hillary could no longer contain
her curiosity and she confessed, saying, "I am so sorry. For all these
years I kept my promise and never looked into the box under our bed.
However, today the temptation was too much and I gave in. But now I need
to know, why do you keep the cans in the box?"
Bill thought for a while and said, "I guess after all these years you
deserve to know the truth. Whenever I was unfaithful to you I put an
empty beer can in the box under the bed to remind myself not to do it
Hillary was shocked, but said, "Hmmm, Jennifer, Paula and Monica. I am
very disappointed and saddened but temptation does happen and I guess that
3 times is not that bad considering the years."
They hugged and made their peace.
A little while later Hillary asked Bill, "So why do you have all that
money in the box?"
Bill answered, "Well, whenever the box filled up with empty cans, I took
them to the recycling center and redeemed them for cash."
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