I Did What I Had To Do


A couple was having dinner one evening when the husband reached across the table, took his wife’s hand in his and said;<>

“Beth, soon we will be married 30 years, and there’s something I have to know. In all of these 30 years, have you ever been unfaithful to me?”<>

Beth replied, “Well Charles, I have to be honest with you. Yes, I’ve been unfaithful to you three times during these 30 years, but always for a good reason.”<>

Charles was obviously hurt by his wife’s confession but said, “I never suspected. Can you tell me what you mean by ‘good reasons’?”<>

Beth said, “The very first time was shortly after we were married, and we were about to lose our little house because we couldn’t pay the mortgage.<>

Do you remember that one evening I went to see the banker and the next day he notified you that the loan would be extended?, well I did what I had to do”<>

Charles recalled the visit to the banker and said, “I can forgive you for that. You saved our home, but what about the second time?”<>

Beth answered, “And do you remember when you were so sick, but we didn’t have the money to pay for the heart surgery you needed?<>

Well, I went to see your doctor one night and, if you recall, he did the surgery at no charge, well I did what I had to do.”<>

“I recall that,” says Chuck. “And you did it to save my life so of course I can forgive you for that.<>

Now tell me about the third time.”<>

“All right,” Beth said. “So do you remember when you ran for president of the golf club, and you needed 73 more votes?”<>

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