What age comes to mind when someone is described as “old”? This is a fascinating question because it keeps getting older as we get closer to that age. When we are young, we may consider someone in their 30s to be old, but when we are 50 or older, we consider someone in their 70s to be still relatively young.
The misconception is that “old” people lose their enthusiasm for life as many share their age. By publishing a husband-wanted ad in the newspaper, this 70-year-old widow disproves that idea.
A 70-year-old widow who was feeling lonely decided to remarry. She published an ad in the neighborhood paper that read:
“Husband wanted! I must be in my age group, not beat me, must not run around on me, and must still be good in bed. All applicants, please apply in person.”
The doorbell rang the following day. She was shocked when she opened the door and saw a man with gray hair in a wheelchair. He lacked legs and arms.
“You’re not requesting that I give you any thought, are you? Just look at you – you have no legs,” the widow said.
The elderly man laughed, saying, “Therefore, I cannot run around on you!”
“You don’t have any arms, either!” She laughed.
Because of this, I can never beat you. The elderly guy smiled once more.
“Are you still good in bed?” she asked with a raised eyebrow.
The old man leaned back, beamed a big smile, and said: “I rang the doorbell, didn’t I?”