The story goes like this:
One day, a governor and his wife were driving around the state where he governed. He was successful, smart, and dressed well, a very accomplished man. As they drove they came upon a work area where men were digging ditches. The governor recognized one of the men as a former suitor of his wife.
“Dear, isn’t that John, the man you used to date?”
The wife looked and nodded that yes it was.
“Well, just think,” said the governor, “if you would have married him, you would be the wife of a ditch digger.”
The wife paused momentarily and smiled before replying, “On the contrary, my dear. If I would have married him, he would have been governor.”
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