A young couple got married and directly after the ceremony, left for a honeymoon trip. When they arrived at a resort village in the mountains they decided to stay for a short while at a summer hotel.
Upon their arrival they employed a bellhop to look after their baggage, the bridegroom giving him explicit instructions about removing all the rice and labels from their trunks so that no one would know that they were newlyweds. He tipped the bellhop generously to insure against letting the news leak out that they were just married.
Two or three days later, whenever the bride left her room, she noticed that everyone rushed to get a view of her. She informed her husband of the strange actions and he, feeling sure the bellhop had broken his word, called the boy to his room.
"What does this mean? I told you to be particularly careful about not letting people discover that we were just married. You were the only one who knew. Now how does it happen that everyone gapes at us, and that all those old girls on the front porch are continually whispering when we appear?"
"Honest to goodness, boss, I ain't told nobody at all that you was just married. The fact is, that I told 'em just the opposite. I told 'em you wasn't married at all, but just good friends."