A popular motivational speaker was invited to give a speech to a sales team. And he was very good at his craft. He was trying to explain to them the importance of grabbing the client's attention, even if that meant using unconventional methods. The audience was getting bored and started fidgeting in their seats and whispering amongst themselves.
In the middle of his speech, sensing the audience's lack of interest, the speaker declared: "I have spent the best years of my life in the arms of a woman who wasn't my wife!"
There was pindrop silence in the hall and the speaker had everyones eyes and ears glued on him.
And then he casually added: "And that woman was my mother!"
Laughter and applause. The sales team really appreciated what the speaker demonstrated with his powerful example.
A week later, a salesman who had attended this training session tried to crack this very same joke at home. He was slightly inebriated after a couple of drinks.
He said loudly to his wife, "The best times of my life were spent in the arms of another woman."
The wife went purple in shock and rage and turned her full blinding glare on her husband.
The salesman fidgeted for half a minute under her stare and grew nervous trying to recall the punch line.
"Well.............." the wife prodded.
The salesman finally blurted out "... and I can't remember who she was!"
Moral of the story: Don't start what you can't finish!!!