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 boys nervousness builds.He remembers his fathers 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 fathers 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 fathers advice and asks the girl the following question: If you had a br other, would he like spinach?