A man walks past a beggar every day and gives him $2.00 and that Continues for a year.

Then suddenly the daily donation changes to $1.50

“Well,” the beggar thinks, “it’s still better than nothing.”

A year passes in this way until the man’s daily donation suddenly becomes $1.00

“What’s going on now?” the beggar asks his donor.

“First you give me $2.00 every day, then $1.50 and now only $1.00 What’s the problem?”

“Well,” the man says,

“last year my eldest son went to university. It’s very expensive, so I had to cut the costs.

This year my eldest daughter also went to university, so I had to cut my expenses even further.”

“And how many children do you have?” the beggar asks.

“Four,” the man replies.

“Well,” says the beggar,

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“I hope you don’t plan to educate them all at my expense.”