Three couples, an elderly couple, a middle-aged couple and a young newly married couple, wanted to join the church.
The pastor said, “We have special requirements for new parishioners. You must abstain from sex for a four-week period”.
The couples agreed and came back at the end of the four weeks.
The pastor went to the elderly couple and asked, “Were you able to abstain from sex for the four weeks?”
The old man replied, “No problem at all, Pastor”.
“Congratulations! Welcome to the church!” said the pastor.
The pastor then went to the middle-aged couple and asked, “Well, were you able to abstain from sex for the four weeks?”
The man responded, “The first week was easy, the second week was not too bad, but the third and fourth weeks I had to sleep on the couch several nights”.
“Congratulations! Welcome to the church,” said the pastor.
He then approached the newly-wed couple and asked, “Were you able to abstain from sex for the four weeks?”
“No, Pastor. We were not able to go without sex for four weeks”, the young man said sadly.
“What happened?” inquired the pastor.
“Well, we made it through three whole weeks, and then my wife was reaching for a can of paint on the top shelf and dropped it. When she bent over to pick it up, I was overcome with lust and took advantage of her right there.”
“Well,” the pastor stated. “You realise this means you will not be welcome in our church?”
“We know”, said the young man shaking his head. “We’re not welcome at Homebase any more either.”