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« on: September 05, 2009, 04:25:19 pm »

DEFINITION :
 
A Hobson's choice is a free choice in which only one option is offered, and one may refuse to take that option. The choice is therefore between taking the option or not; «takes it or leaves it". The phrase is said to originate from Thomas Hobson (1544–1631), a livery stable owner at Cambridge, England. To rotate the use of his horses he offered customers the choice of either taking the horse in the stall nearest the door or taking none at all.
 
 
EXAMPLE :
 
A husband and wife were having dinner at a very fine restaurant when this absolutely stunning young woman comes over to their table, gives the husband a big open mouthed kiss, then says she'll see him later and walks away.
 
The wife glares at her husband and says, "Who the hell was that?"
 
"Oh," replies the husband, "she's my mistress."
 
"Well, that's the last straw," says the wife. "I've had enough, I want a divorce!"
 
"I can understand that," replies her husband, "but remember, if we get a divorce it will mean no more shopping trips to Paris, no more wintering in Barbados, no more summers in Tuscany, no more Porsche or X-Type Jag in the garage and no more yacht club. But the decision is yours."
 
Just then, a mutual friend enters the restaurant with a gorgeous babe on his arm.
 
"Who's that woman with Jim?" asks the wife.
 
"That's his mistress," says her husband.
 
"Ours is prettier," she replies.
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2009, 04:53:45 pm »

lol looks like she changed her mind about divorce. Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009, 10:00:22 pm »

LOL
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009, 06:10:11 pm »

Very very funny.
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Guest, stop poking around and get to the point
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2009, 12:28:09 am »

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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2009, 09:28:22 am »

women like to compete even to husbands lovers Cheesy
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Guest,天下没有愚蠢的问题,只有不问问题才是愚蠢的
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