Devil and golf

A golfer is in a competitive match with a friend, who is ahead by a couple
of strokes. The golfer says to himself: “I’d give anything to sink this
next putt.”

A stranger walks up to him and whispers: “Would you give up a fourth of
your intimate relationship life?” The golfer thinks the man is crazy and that his answer
will be meaningless but also that perhaps this is a good omen and will put
him in the right frame of mind to make the difficult putt and says, “OK.”
And sinks the putt.

Two holes later he mumbles to himself: “Boy, if I could only get an eagle
on this hole.” The same stranger moves to his side and says, “Would it be
worth another fourth of your intimate relationship life?” The golfer shrugs and says,
“Sure.” And he makes an eagle.

Down to the final hole. The golfer needs yet another eagle to win. Though
he says nothing, the stranger moves to his side and says, “Would you be
willing to give up the rest of your intimate relationship life to win this match?”

The golfer says, “Certainly.” And makes the eagle. As the golfer walks to
the club house, the stranger walks alongside and says, “You know, I’ve
really not been fair with you because you don’t know who I am. I’m the
devil, and from now on you will have no intimate relationship life.”

“Nice to meet you,” says the golfer. “My name’s Father O’Malley.”