What Do Women Really Want?

by Sherry Riter in Humor,Women Stuff

Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by the monarch of a neighboring kingdom. The monarch could have killed him but was moved by Arthur’s youth and ideals. So, the monarch offered him his freedom, as long as he could answer a very difficult question. Arthur would have a year to figure out the answer and, if after a year, he still had no answer, he would be put to death.

The question?…

What do women really want?

Such a question would perplex even the most knowledgeable man, and to young Arthur, it seemed an impossible query. But, since it was better than death, he accepted the monarch’s proposition to have an answer by year’s end.

He returned to his kingdom and began to poll everyone: the princess, the priests, the wise men and even the court jester. He spoke with everyone, but no one could give him a satisfactory answer.

Many people advised him to consult the old witch, for only she would have the answer.

But the price would be high; as the witch was famous throughout the kingdom for the exorbitant prices she charged.

The last day of the year arrived and Arthur had no choice but to talk to the witch. She agreed to answer the question, but he would have to agree to her price first.

The old witch wanted to marry Sir Lancelot, the most noble of the Knights of the Round Table and Arthur’s closest friend!

Young Arthur was horrified. She was hunchbacked and hideous, had only one tooth, smelled like sewage, made obscene noises, etc. He had never encountered such a repugnant creature in all his life.

He refused to force his friend to marry her and endure such a terrible burden; but Lancelot, learning of the proposal, spoke with Arthur.

He said nothing was too big of a sacrifice compared to Arthur’s life and the preservation of the Round Table.

Hence, a wedding was proclaimed and the witch answered Arthur’s question thus:

What a woman really wants, she answered…..is to be in charge of her own life.

Everyone in the kingdom instantly knew that the witch had uttered a great truth and that Arthur’s life would be spared.

And so it was, the neighboring monarch granted Arthur his freedom and Lancelot and the witch had a wonderful wedding.

The honeymoon hour approached and Lancelot, steeling himself for a horrific experience, entered the bedroom. But, what a sight awaited him. The most beautiful woman he had ever seen lay before him on the bed. The astounded Lancelot asked what had happened

The beauty replied that since he had been so kind to her when she appeared as a witch, she would henceforth, be her horrible deformed self only half the time and the beautiful maiden the other half.

Which would he prefer? Beautiful during the day….or night?

Lancelot pondered the predicament. During the day, a beautiful woman to show off to his friends, but at night, in the privacy of his castle, an old witch? Or, would he prefer having a hideous witch during the day, but by night, a beautiful woman for him to enjoy wondrous intimate moments?

What would YOU do?

What Lancelot chose is below. BUT….make YOUR choice before you continue reading?

Did you decide what you would choose?


Noble Lancelot said that he would allow HER to make the choice herself.

Upon hearing this, she announced that she would be beautiful all the time because he had respected her enough to let her be in charge of her own life.

Now….what is the moral to this story?

The moral is….

If you don’t let a woman have her own way…

Things are going to get ugly.


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Opus #6 July 30, 2009 at 6:43 am

This is a really great story. Humor is at its best when it is SO TRUE.


2 Polly July 30, 2009 at 8:08 am

Very wise! Thank you for that story, as a woman all I can say is I agree…


3 Suecae Sounds July 30, 2009 at 8:10 am

Nice twist to the classical story. Thanks for sharing!


4 Oh Sew Good July 30, 2009 at 8:56 am

Khe Hee!!! It's one of those posts you don't know whether to laugh or cry. Laugh because its humorous or cry because it's true. 🙂


5 Tammy Howard July 30, 2009 at 10:49 am

Things are gonna get ugly indeed. 'Ole Lance was a keeper.


6 Trudy July 30, 2009 at 11:23 am

I like it. A cute twist…stopping by from SITS to say 'hi'!


7 Jennifer Juniper July 30, 2009 at 11:25 am

Amen sister!!!


8 Diana July 30, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Oh yes….thanks for sharing this! Have a great day!


9 Diana July 30, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Oh yes….thanks for sharing this! Have a great day!


10 Moms Fighting Fat July 30, 2009 at 12:55 pm

You are an amazing and talented "Riter"! I really enjoyed this story! What a great moral and happy ending for all. 🙂



11 Kimi July 30, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Too true! Too true!


12 AB HOME Interiors July 30, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Ah so so true! What a wise man he was. AND he LISTENED too!! Thanks for stopping by!! Great story to start my day…will keep this in mind when I am being badgered by MEN!!!


13 Six Feet Under Blog July 30, 2009 at 1:46 pm

A have to agree with the woman-thanks for sharing. I love your book blog cause I love to read books-lol!


14 Lee July 30, 2009 at 1:47 pm

Laughing! Priceless!!


15 Amy July 30, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Isn't that the truth. Loved it! Thanks for stopping by often. I look forward to your comments. I stole some time to pay back some comment love.


16 yonca July 30, 2009 at 3:18 pm

When I came to 'witch part' really wondering how it would end. I agree!
Great story!


17 Dorkys Ramos July 30, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Thanks for sharing! Stopping in to say you won this week's giveaway so send me your addy (unless you want to pass up the book due to your allergies/fear)!


18 PictureGirl July 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Good story. Gotta let the hubs read it!


19 Shelly July 30, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Great story!


20 Aubrey July 30, 2009 at 11:54 pm


Ain't that the truth! Or at least that is what my hubby would say!

Thanks for stopping by my place from SITS on Saturday! Can't wait to read more of your blog!


21 Kelly July 31, 2009 at 1:41 am

Love it! Lancelot was smart! If I had to choose, I would say at night. That's when it really matters 🙂


22 Jane In The Jungle July 31, 2009 at 2:09 am

Absolutely loved this and soooooo true!!! Especially round here!


23 Jackie at 3littleones July 31, 2009 at 2:18 am

I loved reading that!! And I must say – it has a lot of truth to it!


24 bluecottonmemory July 31, 2009 at 2:54 am



25 {Diamond} July 31, 2009 at 4:42 am

That was great! I really enjoyed it. And thanks so much for stopping by my photography blog :-).


26 LZ @ My Messy Paradise July 31, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Great story! If I had to answer for my husband, it would be that I want him to possess the ability to always know what's on my mind, even when I say something else!


27 Kristin July 31, 2009 at 1:42 pm

The hubs learned that pretty early on. Ah ha


28 Eva Gallant July 31, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Obviously this was a fairy tale! There's never been a man who was a listener and wise too! lol

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


29 Kim Milius July 31, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Too cute! I love this!


30 natalee August 1, 2009 at 1:46 am

I absolutely love this.. what a truly wonderful story!!!! amazing!!!!!I cant get enough of your blog!!!!!


31 Teresha@Marlie and Me October 14, 2009 at 12:24 pm

What a great morality tale for men! …and for women because we sometimes sabotage ourselves by trying to please everyone else and not being true to our desires.
I'm saving this to my bookmarks


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