Ingenious Solid Gold Investment Plan
"I'm not sure, let me think about it." she answered.
William was crushed but kept his composure. After dinner they went to her place.
The mood was romantic and William was eager to make love to Lisa.
She stopped him and said "Before we get married or even make love, I want you to buy me something"
"Sure my love, you name it. A car, a pearl necklace, diamond earrings, you name it."
"I want a solid gold Boy Scout knife."
Stunned, William asked, "But why? I can buy you anything you want. Why must it be a solid gold Boy Scout knife?"
"I can't tell you, but I won't make love to you until I get one."
William searched high and low but couldn't find such a knife. Desperate, he had a jeweler make one for him.
The next time they met at her place for a romantic evening, he again suggested they make love. Again she said she couldn't without first receiving the solid gold Boy Scout knife.
With a smile he handed her a small gift wrapped box.
She carefully opened it and saw the knife. They went off to the bedroom where she opened a large hope chest at the foot of her bed. She placed the knife inside, but not before William saw the contents of the hope chest. It was filled with solid gold Boy Scout knifes.
"What's this? The whole thing is filled with gold Boy Scout knives? Why did you ask me for a gold knife when you already have so many of them?"
"I can't tell you" she replied.
After several minutes of badgering she finally relented and said
"Someday I will be older. My hair will turn gray, my face will start to get wrinkles and my beauty will fade. Who will want me then? But, do you know what a Boy Scout would do for one of these knives?"