MY JOKE HAS TRAVELLED AROUND THE WORLD :
SADISM, MASOCHISM: The one wants to administer pain or frustration—
The other wants to receive it.
Fifty years ago, in a graduate philosophy class, I told this story to illustrate
The paradoxical nature of this relationship:
A sadist married a masochist/
In the hotel room, she said, ‘Now beat me !”
He thought for a minute, gave a devilish smile,
And said “NO!”
She thought, and said, ‘THANKS ! ‘
He said ‘DAMN !”
The prof asked why didn’t I enroll in some other class—
But it turned out he dined out on this story.
It was told to me in England.
We have two Albanian-Muslim friends—
And they told me MY story, which they had heard in Europe.