From my friend Dr. Rich Klimoski, a Business School Dean:
A dean was meeting with a group of faculty when a genie appeared. The genie offered the dean either great wisdom or great wealth. The dean immediately asked for great wisdom. The genie said “Your wish is granted” and then vanished in a puff of smoke.
The faculty members gathered around the dean in anticipation, asking him “Now that you are so wise, what do you know?”.
The dean sighed and said “I know that I should’ve taken the money”.
Author: Keith Humphreys
Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over thirteen thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.
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One thought on “Best Joke I Heard This Week”
It reminds me of Goldberg praying every night in increasingly aggrieved tones that God will help him to win the lottery. In the end, God responds:
“Goldberg, help me out here. Buy a frickin’ lottery ticket!”
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