It was the end of the school year, and a teacher was receiving gifts from her pupils.

The florists son handed her a wrapped gift. She gently shook it, held it overhead and said, “I bet I know what it is. Flowers.” “Thats right!”, the boy said, “But, how did you know?” “Oh, just a wild guess” she replied.

The daughter of a baker presented her a gift next. Lifting it a few times, she said “I think it’s a box of cake”. “That’s right, 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 owner of the local liquor store. The teacher held the package overhead, but noticed it was leaking a clear liquid. She touched a drop of the leakage with her finger and put it to her tongue. “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 again, with even more excitement. The teacher took one more big taste before declaring, “I give up, what is it?”

With great glee, the boy replied – “Surprise! It’s a puppy!”