One night, a lonely grade school science teacher went out to a bar to try out an experiment. He would attempt to flirt with three women and only telling the third about this experiment. He took a note pad and a pencil to keep adequate notes for his students the next day.
The first lady he met and hit on, he failed miserably. Total failure. He wrote down the circumstances and the result on his little pad and moved along.
The second lady he met and flirted with he did exponentially better. This lady felt like she just might be the one, however, he still had one lady left to make a pass at that night. So, he wrote down his findings and moved along.
Finally, he found his third lady for the evening and introduced himself. Charmed, the lady asked him what he was doing this evening.
"Well, you see," he said, "I'm a science teacher at the local elementary school and I've devised a little bit of a science experiment based on a hypothesis that my students have been saying for a while now."
Enthralled, the lovely lady inquired about it.
"My students, in their infinite wisdom, have said that the first is the worst, the second is the best, and the third is either the one with the treasure chest or the very hairy chest. So, while the third is still yet to be determined by my students, I thought I would put this all to the test."
The lady, now giggling, seems to be enthralled by the gentleman before her. "Do go on!" She says.
Pointing to the first lady, who found him just insufferable, the teacher says, "It's to be concluded that first is indeed the worst, either from lack of trying or just being plain awful." The lady smiled and agreed.
Pointing to the second lady, who was absolutely delightful, the teacher says, "And that second is the best, probably due to completing what the first has failed to do or by noticing the unenjoyable characteristics of the first worked on improving upon them."
The lady, getting where he was going, was about to chime in, but he continued and pointed at her. "Now, by my calculations, you either have a very hairy chest or have a treasure chest. However, not seeing any of those, I can just assume that you are the second best out of the three of you ladies this evening. This adds a branching hypothesis from the original that I had to continue to test and according to my calculations, it's simply not true. You have been the best over all and thusly, I'd like to thank you for participating in my research and helping me prove my students' hypothesis wrong by buying you dinner."
Astounded by the man's conclusion, the lady grabbed a napkin and wrote down her number for the teacher to call. "I would love that."