An angel suddenly appears at a faculty meeting and tells the
dean of the college that, in return for his unselfish and
exemplary behavior, he will be given his choice of infinite
wealth, wisdom or beauty. Without hesitating, the dean
selects infinite wisdom.
"Done!" says the angel, and disappears in a cloud of smoke
and a bolt of lightning.
Now, all heads turn toward the dean, who sits surrounded by
a faint halo of light. At length, one of his colleagues
whispers, "Say something wise."
The dean looks at them and says, "I should have taken the