A young boy approaches his father and asks, "Dad, what is
the difference between 'potentially' and 'realistically'?"
The father thought for a moment, then answered, "Go ask
your mother if she would sleep with Robert Redford for a million
dollars. Then ask your sister if she would sleep with Brad Pitt
for a million dollars, and then ask your brother if he'd sleep
with Tom Cruise for a million dollars. Come back and tell me
what you learned from that."
So the boy went to his mother and asked, "Would you sleep
with Robert Redford for a million dollars?" The mother replied,
"Of course I would! I wouldn't pass up an opportunity like that."
The boy then went to his sister and asked, "Would you sleep
with Brad Pitt for a million dollars?" The girl replied, "Oh
my God! I would just love to do that! I would be nuts
to pass up that opportunity!"
The boy then went to his brother and asked, "Would you sleep
with Tom Cruise for a million dollars?" Of course," the brother
replied. "Do you know how much a million dollars is?"
The boy pondered that for a few days, then went back to
his dad. His father asked him, "Did you find out the difference
between potentially and realistically?"
The boy replied, "Yes, sir. Potentially, we're sitting on
three million dollars, but realistically, we're living with
two sluts and a queer."