Monday, January 21, 2008

Country preacher on raising a son... JOKE

An old country preacher had a teenage son, and it was getting
time the boy should give some thought to choosing a

Like many young men, the boy didn't really know what he
wanted to do, and he didn't seem to concerned about it.

One day, while the boy was away to school, his father decided
to try an experiment. He went into the boy's room and placed
on his study table four objects.

A bible

A silver dollar

A bottle of whisky

And a playboy magazine.

'I'll just hide behind the door', the old preacher said to himself.

'When he comes home from school this afternoon, '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!

If he picks up the dollar, he's going to be a business man, and
that would be okay, too.

But if he picks up the bottle. he's going to be a no-good
drunkard, and Lord, what a shame that would be.

And worst of all if he picks up that magazine he's going to be a
skirt-chasing bum.

The old man waited anxiously, and soon heard his son's foot-
steps as he entered the house whistling and headed for his

The boy tossed his books on the bed, and as he turned to leave
the room he spotted the objects on the table.

With curiosity in his eye, he walked over to inspect them

Finally, he picked up the Bible and placed it under his arm.

He picked up the silver dollar and dropped into his pocket.

He uncorked the bottle and took a big drink while he admired
this months centerfold.

'Lord have merc y.' the old preacher disgustedly whispered.
'He's gonna run for Congress.'


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