One day as a woman was sewing while sitting on the riverbank, her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked,"Why are you crying?" The woman replied that her thimble had fallen into the water, and she needed the thimble to make her living. The Lord went down into the water and reappeared with a golden thimble. Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked. The woman replied, "No." The Lord again went down and came up with a wooden thimble. "Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked. Again, the woman replied, "No." The Lord went down again and came up with a silver thimble. "Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked. The woman replied, "Yes." The Lord was pleased with the woman's honesty and gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy. Some time later, the woman was walking with her husband along the riverbank when he fell into the river. She cried out, and the Lord again appeared and asked her, Why are you crying?" "Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the water!" The Lord went down into the water and came up with Mel Gibson. "Is this your husband?" the Lord asked. "Yes," cried the woman. The Lord was furious. "You lied! That is an untruth!" The woman replied "Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said 'no' to Mel Gibson, you would have come up with Tom Cruise. Then if I said 'no' to him, you would have come up with my husband. Had I then said 'yes,'you would have given me all three. Lord, I am a poor woman and am not able to take care of all three husbands, so THAT'S why I said yes to Mel Gibson." The moral of this story is: Whenever a woman lies, it is for a good and honourable reason, and for the benefit of others. That's our story, and we're sticking to it.