After dating a young lady for a while, a young man feels it’s time to tie the knot. He meticulously arranges everything, and the big day finally dawns. Yet, on the wedding day, he realizes he’s forgotten one small detail – he hasn’t paid the pastor for his services. But the pastor, always one step ahead, sees an opening.
As the ceremony unfolds, with heartfelt vows exchanged, the moment approaches for the groom to seal his commitment with a kiss. Just then, the pastor decides it’s payback time – quite literally. He discreetly draws the groom aside and inquires, “Can you please settle my fee?”
Eager to avoid a scene, the groom queries, “How much I owe you?”
The pastor, with a twinkle in his eye, declares, “Just pay me according to your wife’s beauty.”
Taking the hint, the groom slyly hands over a crisp five-dollar bill.
Miffed but holding his peace, the pastor resumes, announcing, “You may now kiss the bride.” As the bride’s face emerges from behind the veil, the pastor, never one to be outdone, interrupts the romantic climax, handing back four dollars and fifty cents to the stunned groom.