John was a successful businessman. He was proud of his trophy wife, Sandy, and proud of his trophy mistress, Marsha. But he doubted Marsha's fidelity. This vexed him mightily until the day his buddies decided to do a two week fishing trip. John came up with a plan.
While he was off fishing he would send both his wife and his mistress on a nice cruise. He gave each of them brand new cameras and urged them to take many pictures so that he could share the voyage with them. Since neither woman knew of the other's existence each would
become his spy.
After the fishing and the sailing he spent a long evening with Sandy looking at her pictures. She'd had a wonderful time, but felt that some of the other passengers were a bit too promiscuous for her tastes. As she showed John picture after picture she'd point to
different fellow travellers and inform him who had slept with whom. And she also mentioned that two old coots had revolted the entire company by streaking through the dining hall one evening clad only in their deck shoes. Finally, pointing out Marsha in one of the shots, she said, off
While John was simply crushed by this news he hid his reaction from Sandy. He decided to spend one more evening with Marsha before showing her the gate because she could at least let him know that his wife had had a good time on the cruise.
When that evening came John was surprised to learn that Marsha had also found her fellow travellers too wild for her tastes. She too gave a rundown of who had slept with whom and she also mentioned the old coots. At length Sandy showed up in one of Marsha's pictures and John quickly asked about her. Marsha allowed as how Sandy was a most charming woman who had entertained everyone with her wit and personality.
"And," said Marsha, "She and her husband Jim were inseparable throughout the voyage. Everyone thought that they were the most devoted couple we had ever met."
Thus John learned that fidelity is still highly praised in contemporary society.