The preacher’s son

This is a pretty old joke, but it seems appropriate to retell it on this Fourth:

An old country preacher had a teenage son, and it was getting time the boy should give some thought to choosing a profession. Like many young Men his age, the boy didn’t really know what he wanted to do, and he didn’t seem too concerned about it. One day, while the boy was away at school, his father decided to try an experiment. He went into the boy’s room and placed on his study table four objects.

1. A Bible…..
2. A silver dollar…..
3. A bottle of whiskey…..
4. And a Playboy magazine…..

“I’ll just hide behind the door,” the old preacher said to himself. “When he comes home from school today, I’ll see which object he picks up. If it’s the Bible, he’s going to be a preacher like me, and what a blessing that would be!

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Craig Newmark

Associate Professor of Economics, North Carolina State Univ.

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