Four friends reunited at a party after thirty years. After a few laughs and drinks, one of them left to visit the rest room. The others began to talk about their sons and their successes.
The first man said, "I am really proud of my son; he is my pride and joy. He started working at the bottom of a very successful company. He studied economics and business administration, was soon promoted and began to climb the corporate ladder, becoming the general manager. Now he is the president of the company. He is so rich that he could afford to give his best friend a top-of-the-line Mercedes Benz for his birthday."
The second man said, "Wow, that's terrific! My son also is my pride and joy, I am very proud of him. He started working at a travel agency for a big airline. He went to flight school to become a pilot, later becoming a partner in the company where he now owns a majority of the assets. He became so rich that he recently gave his best friend a brand new jet for his birthday."
The third man said, "Well, well, congratulations! My son is the apple of my eye, I'm very proud of him. He is also wealthy, he studied in the best universities and became an engineer. He started his own construction company, became quite successful and is now a multimillionaire. He too gave away something very nice and expensive to his best friend for his birthday. He gave him a 30,000 sq ft mansion built especially for his friend."
The three friends congratulated each other mutually for the successes of their sons. The fourth friend who had gone to the restroom returned and asked, "What's going on? What are all the congratulations for?" One of the three explained, "We were talking about the mutual pride we feel for the successes of our sons." And then he asked, "What about your son?"
The fourth man replied, "My son is gay and he makes a living dancing as a stripper at a nightclub."
The three friends commiserated, "What a shame! That must be horrible for you. What disappointment you must feel."
The fourth man replied, "Oh no, I am not ashamed, not at all. He is my son and I love him well. He is my pride and joy, and he is very fortunate too.
His birthday was last week and he received a brand new jet, a beautiful 30,000 sq ft mansion, and a top-of-the-line Mercedes Benz from his three boyfriends!"