Young Grant was never the smartest boy on his block and the other kids would often make fun of him. One of their favorite jokes was to offer Grant a dime and a nickel and tell him to choose one.
Grant would always take the larger of the two: the nickel.
One day, after the neighborhood kids pulled their prank on Grant, of the nicer children pulled him aside and whispered, “Grant, you know a dime is worth more than a nickel, right? They’re making fun of you.”
Grant nodded and said, “Of course I know that! But if I chose the dime, they’d stop doing it and I’ve almost made twenty dollars!”