Two women began fighting about their daughter's future groom.
Both women alleged that the young man had proposed to their daughters.
The argument continued until finally King Solomon decided to hear the case.
After listening to both women, Solomon said he was unable to decide the matter and summoned one
of his warriors.
When the warrior appeared, Solomon ordered him to slice the young man in two and to give each half to the women.
Upon hearing the King's command, the first woman said she agreed with Solomon's wise decision.
The second woman begged the King not to harm the man, but to give him to the other woman's daughter.
Solomon then ordered that the man be given to the first woman's daughter.
The crowd was shocked to hear this decision and asked the King why he would give the young man to the daughter of the woman who agreed to have him sliced in two.
Solomon paused and said, smilingly, that it was always easy to determine a future groom's "mother in law!"
Alan: Here is the original story that is parodied above.