Subjects for a date
A boy is about to go on his first date, and is nervous about what to talk about. He asks his father for advice.
The father replies: 'My son, there are three subjects that always work. These are food, family, and philosophy.'
The boy picks up his date and they go to a soda fountain. Ice cream sodas in front of them, they stare at each other for a long time, as the boy's nervousness builds.
He remembers his father's advice, and chooses the first topic.
He asks the girl: 'Do you like spinach?' She says 'No,' and the silence returns.
After a few more uncomfortable minutes, the boy thinks of his father's suggestion and turns to the second item on the list. He asks, 'Do you have a brother?' Again, the girl says 'No' and there is silence once again.
The boy then plays his last card. He thinks of his father's advice and asks the girl the following question: 'If you had a brother, would he like spinach?'