An older couple had a son, who was still living at home with his parents. The parents were a little worried that their son could not decide on his future career, so they decided to do a little test. They took a $20 bill, a Bible, and a bottle of whiskey, and put all three on the kitchen table, then they hid in the pantry.

The father's said: "If our son takes the money, he will be a businessman, if he takes the Bible, he will be a preacher, but if he takes the bottle of whiskey, I'm afraid our son will be a drunkard."

So they waited nervously until their son arrived. The son saw the $10 bill, held it up to the light, and put it in his pocket. Next he picked up the Bible, flipped through a few pages, and placed it under his arm. Finally he took the bottle, opened it, took a deep whiff to be assured of the quality — then he left for his room, carrying all three items.

The father slapped his forehead, and said: "Oh no, it's even worse than I had imagined. I'm afraid our son's going to be a politician!"

 - from The Daily Dilly