It was the end of the school year, and a kindergarten teacher was receiving gifts from her pupils. The florist’s son handed her a gift. She shook it, held it overhead, and said, “I bet I know what it is. Flowers.”
“That’s right!” the boy said, “But, how did you know?”
“Oh, just a wild guess,” the teacher said.
The next student was the candy-store owner’s daughter. The teacher held her gift overhead, shook it, and said, “I bet I can guess what it is. A box of chocolates.”
“That’s right, Miss Jones, but how did you know?” asked the girl.
“Oh, just a wild guess,” said the teacher.
The next gift was from the son of the liquor store owner. The teacher started to hold his package overhead, but noticed it was leaking. She touched a drop of the liquid with her finger and tasted it.
“Is it wine?” she asked.
“No,” the boy replied, with some excitement.
The teacher repeated the process, tasting a larger drop of the leakage. “Is it champagne?” she asked.
“No,” the boy replied, with more excitement.
Miss Jones took one more big taste before declaring, “I give up, what is it?”
With great glee, the boy replied, “It’s a puppy!”