One day an old preacher is preaching to his congregation when he notices that they are beginning to fall asleep. It's OK though, he's an old preacher who has been around. He knows just what to do.
He clears his throat and then announces in a loud voice, "Some of the best years of my life were spent in the arms of another man's wife!"
Suddenly the dozing audience comes to... "What?" they ask, "Did he just say what I think he just said?"
The old preacher draws back, smiles and says, "My mother."
There is a young preacher in the audience that day, and he is very impressed with the old preacher's trick for waking up his flock. He decides that as soon as he gets the opportunity, he's going to try it.
His chance comes soon enough.
One day he is preaching and notices the congregation falling asleep. "OK, here we go..." he thinks to himself. He clears his throat and says with a loud voice, "Some of the best years of my life were spent in the arms of another man's wife!"
As expected, the congregants wake up in shock at what the young preacher has just said. The young preacher smiles at first, but then suddenly his mind goes blank.
Flustered, he looks out across the room full of dumbfounded faces staring up at him in horror and tries to regain his composure. "Ummm..." he stammers, "I can't remember her name right now."