A married couple had a son in his late 20’s still living at home. The parents were concerned that they’re son showed a disinterest with pursuing settling down getting on with his life.
The son was working at his part-time job at a pizza place. The dad, at home, said, “I have an idea.” He laid out a handful of hundred dollar bills, a Bible, and a bottle of whiskey.
His wife said, “what’s this for?”
The husband replied, “This will give us an idea of what path our son will take. If he takes the money, he’s going to be a successful businessman. If he takes the Bible, he’s going to be a preacher. But, if he takes the Whiskey, our son will be a deadbeat drunkard.”
With the son coming home any minute, the couple hid in the closet to see which item their son will choose.
The son comes home, sees the items lying on the table.
He grabs the wad of cash, skims through it, and puts it in his pocket. He grabs the Bible, skims through it for a good while, and puts it in his back pocket. He grabs the bottle of whiskey, opens it, smells the aroma as if it were a fine wine, then drinks half the bottle and takes it with him as he leaves the room.
“Now what?” The wife asked. “Our son took them all!”
“It’s even worse than I thought,” the father replied. “He’s going to be a politician!”