A multimillionaire Texan held a party for all his friends at his luxurious lone-star ranch. To add a twist to his party, he stocked the pool with alligators.
Halfway through the party he called everyone together and challenged his audience, “For anyone who can swim from one end of the pool to the other and survive, I will give them one of three choices: the deed to this ranch, a million dollars, or my daughter’s hand in marriage.”
Suddenly he heard a splash. As he and his guest turned towards the pool, they saw a man fighting for his life with the alligators. Miraculously, the man made it past the alligators and climbed out the other side of the pool.
The multimillionaire went up to the man and said, “I am very proud of you for taking the challenge. I never thought that anyone would ever take the risk. Like I promised, you have three choices: the deed to this ranch, a million dollars or my daughter’s hand in marriage. Which will it be?”
The man looked at the host and said, “I have one question.”
The owner replied, “What might that be?”
The man said, “Did you see who pushed me in?”