A Tough Choice

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A student from Texas A&M, a student from The University of Texas, and a pig were in the hospital waiting room, each awaiting the birth of his firstborn. Suddenly, the lights went out. Fortunately, power was restored shortly thereafter and the head nurse made her way to the waiting room.

“Good news and bad news, gentlemen and pig,” she announced. “Despite the electrical outage, two healthy young boys and one healthy piglet have been delivered. “However, since the lights went out at the most inopportune time, we aren’t sure which firstborn belongs to whom. The only way we know to resolve the problem is to draw straws and have the winner choose first.”

The three proud papas agreed, and the Longhorn won the drawing. He was escorted into the delivery room and looked at the three newborns for a painstakingly long time. Finally, with head bowed, he scooped up the piglet and headed for the door.

“Sir, are you quite certain that you’ve made the right choice?” the nurse asked.

“No, I’m not,” replied the Longhorn. “But I just couldn’t take the chance of choosing the Aggie.”

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