The Birthday Present
Upon getting to work one morning, seventy-five year old Marvin is reminded by his secretary that it his wife’s birthday today. At lunch, Marvin goes to the local mall and tries to find a gift for her. Unfortunately, he realizes that life has been good and she has everything she needs. Upon passing a lingerie store, Marvin realizes that he has never bought his wife any lingerie in her life.
He gets the idea to buy his wife something sexy to make her feel good and young. Marvin goes into the store and tells the clerk to wrap up the most expensive, sheerest negligee she has. Marvin takes the gift and excitedly runs home to his wife. Upon finding her in the kitchen he tells her to take the gift upstairs and unwrap it. He’ll wait in the kitchen.
His wife thanks him and goes up to the bedroom. Once the package is opened she realizes that this is something she’s never had before. She also sees that it is so sheer it leaves nothing to the imagination. She thinks for a moment and then decides that she’ll really surprise Marvin and go downstairs without any clothes on at all. So she leaves the negligee on the bed and starts down the stairs stark naked.
She calls out, “Marvin, come out to the hallway and look.”
Marvin walks out to the staircase, looks up at his wife, and exclaims, “Darn it, all that money and they didn’t even iron it!”
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