A career in Texas


Jayden, a young man from Texas goes off to college.

Halfway through the semester, he has foolishly squandered all his money and decides to call home.

“Dad,” he says, “You won’t believe what modern education is developing! They actually have a program here in College Station that will teach our dog, Ol’ Blue how to talk!”

“That’s amazing,” his Dad says. “How do we get Ol’ Blue in that program?”

“Just send him down here with $1,000,” the young cowboy says. “I’ll get him in the course.”

So, his father sends the dog and $1,000.

About two-thirds of the way through the semester, the money again runs out. Jayden calls home.

“So how’s Ol’ Blue doing, son?” his father asks.

“Awesome, Dad, he’s talking up a storm,” he says, “but you just won’t believe this – they’ve had such good results they have now started to teach the animals how to read!”

“Read!?” shouts his father. “No kidding! How do we get Ol’Blue into that program?”

“Just send $2,500, I’ll get him in the class.”

The money promptly arrives. But Jayden has a big problem. At the end of the year, his father will find out the dog can neither talk, nor read… so he drops off the dog at a dog shelter.

When he arrives home at the end of the year, his father is all excited. “Where’s Ol’ Blue? I just can’t wait to see him read something and talk!”

“Dad,”  says Jayden, “I have some grim news. Yesterday morning, just before we left to drive home, Ol’ Blue was in the living room, kicked back in the recliner, reading the Wall Street Journal, like he usually does. Then he turned to me and asked, “So, is your daddy still messing around with that young lady who lives in town?”

His father paled and exclaimed, “I hope you shot that son of a bitch before he talks to your Mother!”

“I sure did, Dad!”

“That’s my boy!”

Jayden went on to be a successful lawyer and then went into politics.

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