Politician

An old kampung imam had a teenage son. He thought it was about time he gave the boy some guide on choosing his future profession.

Like many young men his age, the boy didn’t really know what he wanted to do, and he didn’t seem too concern 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. The Holy Quran.

2. A fifty ringgit note.

3. A bottle of whiskey.

4. And a Playboy magazine.

“I’ll just hide behind the door,” the old imam said to himself. “When he comes home from school today, I’ll see which object he picks up.”

“If it’s the holy book, he’s going to be an imam like me, and what a blessing that would be!”

“If he picks up the fifty ringgit note, 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 God, what a shame that would be.”

“And worst of all if he picks up that magazine he’s going to be a skirt-chasing womanizer.”

The old man waited anxiously, and soon heard his son’s foot-steps as he entered the house whistling and heading 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 Holy Book and places it under his arm. He picked up the fifty ringgit note and dropped it into his pocket. He uncorked the bottle and took a gulp while he admired the magazine’s centerfold.

“God have mercy,” the old imam disgustedly whispered…. “He’s going to be a Politician!!

(Author unknown.)

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