Monday, March 16, 2009

Boys will be boys

The Preacher's Son
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 whisky.
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!

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 drunken bum, 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

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

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 month's centerfold.

'Lord have mercy,' the old preacher disgustedly whispered.
'He's gonna run for Congress.'


Priyanka Khot said...

That post just described all the politicians of the world... Hilarious!

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ That was a really good
joke. We do make fun of our politicians don't we? And mostly they deserve it too.
Thank you so much my friend for your
words of sympathy about Gwen. She was only 70. It depends what age we are when we can say "only 70".
I am so sorry you also lost a friend to that same cancer, at only about 65
Take great care dear Patty and sleep well and enjoy the week. Love, Merle.

Granny on the Web said...

Oh, Nice one Patty!
Love Granny

Twisted Fencepost said...

Good one, Patty.
Heaven help the preacher!

Margaret Cloud said...

To bad we have to judge all Politicians by the actions of a few, but so goes life. Very nice post.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Great post.. Makes me laugh and I need it.. Bunches of hugs...

janice_phil said...

hahahahahha!!! you always have a great post all the was fun...

Renie Burghardt said...

That preacher got the picture alright! Haha. Good one.

I'm so late today. Got home late and finished the chores late and am going to bed late.

Good night, Patty!


Tomate Farcie said...

That's funny!