Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What Will The Boy Be?

Posted By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA

Because of business and personal demands this week postings will be somewhat limited and less detailed in scope. As much as I wish it were otherwise the simple reality is there just isn't enough time in a day. So today I will leave you with this in hopes it brings a smile to you and lightens your day in some small way.

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,

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.'


  1. Hahaha! Very good, and, sadly, all too accurate.

  2. Octopüß said...
    I read the comment of Rational National and recall his relentless 'liberal-bashing' as if this kind of stereotyping is somehow different from outright bullying and abuse. It is not. It is just as inflammatory and defamatory and abusive as every other kind of bullying we are forced to endure online, and his intellectual dishonesty makes me sick. Here is the arsonist trying to make everyone think he is putting out the fire. Bullshit in extremis.

    All the name-calling, generalizing, and typical Left wing BS. Like the Nazis did with Horst Wessel. ... Just be civil, for we can make our point w/o name calling. ... This isn't about politics, it's about decency. But lefties are know for inflammatory rhetoric without realizing their own hypocrisy.

  3. lisa - I thank you for that. Many progressives do lack the ability to recognize in themselves that which they accuse others of.

    I honestly didn't think Octo was one of them. In my limited reading of some of his stuff I still don't... Perhaps he is just thin skinned.


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