The Fiancé

After Leslie brought home her fiance to meet her parents, her father invited the young man into his study to find out more about him.

What are your plans? he asked Joseph.

I’m a scholar of the Torah, Joseph replied.

Well, that’s admirable, Leslie’s father replied. But what will you do to provide a nice house for my daughter?

I will study, and God will surely provide for us, Joseph explained.

And how will you buy her a nice engagement ring?

I will study hard, and God will provide for us.

And children? asked the father. How will you support children?

Don’t worry, sir, God will provide, replied the fiance.

The conversation continued in much the same fashion. After Joseph and Leslie had left, her mother asked her father what he found out.

The father answered, Well, he has no job and no plans, but the good news is that he thinks I’m God.

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