An older couple had a son, who was still living with them, despite havng reached his early twenties.
The parents were a little worried, as the son was still unable to decide about his future career, so they decided to do a small test.
They took a ten-dollar bill, a bible, and a bottle of whiskey, and put them on the front hall table. Then they hid, pretending they were not at home.
The father’s thoughts were that if their son took the money, he would be a businessman. If he took the bible, he would be a priest, However, if he took the bottle of whiskey, we was afraid their son would be a drunkard.”
So, the parents hid in the nearby closet and waited nervously for their son to return home.
Peeping through the keyhole they saw their son arrive.
The son saw the note that they had left.
First, he took the ten dollar bill, looked at it against the light, and slid it in his pocket.
After that, he took the bible, flicked through it, and took it.
Finally he grabbed the bottle, opened it, and took an appreciative whiff to be assured of the quality, then he left for his room, carrying all three items.
The father slapped his forehead, and said: “Darn, it’s even worse than I could ever have imagined”.
“Why is that”, asked the mother.
The father replied, “Our son is going to be a politician!”
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