When Bill and Hillary first got married, Bill said, "I am
putting a box under our 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 better of her and she lifted the lid and
peeked inside. In the box there were 3 empty beer cans
and $974.25 in cash.
After dinner, Hillary could no longer contain her guilt and
she confessed saying, "I am so sorry.. For all these years,
I kept my promise and never looked in the box under the
bed. However, today the temptation was to much and I
gave in. But now I need to know, why do you keep the
empty cans in the box?"
Bill thought for a while and said, "I guess that 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 to remind myself not to do it again."
Hillary was shocked, but thought to herself, " I am very
disappointed and saddened, but I guess after all those
years away from home on the road, temptation does
happen and I guess three times is not that bad considering
the number of years we have been together..."
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."