The young bride approached her awaiting husband on their wedding night and demanded £20 for their first lovemaking encounter. In his highly aroused state, he readily agreed.
This scenario was repeated each time they made love for the next 30 years, him thinking it was a cute way for her to buy new clothes, etc.
Arriving home around noon one day, she found her husband in a very distraught and drunken state. Over the next several minutes he told her about the ravages of financial ruin caused by corporate downsizing and its effects on a 50 year old executive.
Calmly, she handed him a bank book showing deposits and interest for 12 years totalling nearly £1 million.
Pointing across the road she gestured toward the local bank while handing him stock certificates worth nearly £2 million and informing him that she was the largest stockholder in the bank.
She explained throughout their 30 years of marriage she had invested every penny of what he had paid her each time they had sex, and this was the result of her investments. The money was theirs and now they could retire and live on the proceeds.
But instead of being pleased he was distraught and started beating his head against the kitchen counter.
She asked him why he was disappointed to hear such good news? He replied, “If I had only known what you were doing, I would have given you all of my business!”