A secretary for a foreign embassy was entertaining an ambassador at an
expensive New York restaurant. The ambassador was so enchanted by the
secretary's beauty and poise that he asked her to marry him on the
spot. The secretary was startled, but remembered that she must never
offend foreign dignitaries. She decided to let him down easy. "I'll
marry you under three conditions," she said.
"Anything, anything," said the ambassador.
"First, for our engagement, you must buy me a 14-karat gold wedding
band with a 72 carat diamond, along with a 28 inch studded matching
Without hesitation, the ambassador called his assistant on his cellular
phone, gave him the instructions, and said: "Yes, yes, I buy, I buy!"
The secretary thought that her first request was too easy, so she
thought of a more difficult situation. "Second, I want you to build me
a 58-acre mansion in the richest part of the Poconos, along with a 40
acre summer home in the sweetest vineyards of France."
The ambassador picked up his phone again, called his broker in New
York, called another broker in France, and then said: "Yes, yes, I
build, I build!"
The secretary was very startled, and knew she must think of a final
request that would be impossible to fulfill.
"Finally," she said. "I'll only marry you if you have a 12 inch
The ambassador's face fell. After weeping in his native language for a
few minutes, he picked up his cell phone and made one more call. Slowly
putting the phone down, he said: "Ok, ok, I cut, I cut!"