After eight years in college, there is one Aggie student who still can't seem to get himself graduated. He got in five years on a football scholarship, and everyone likes him, but he just can't seem to make it through his classes.
The professors and the board of regents at the school are beginning to be anxious about the possible damage to the school's reputation, and decide that graduate or not, Jethro has got to go. They are worried that the general public is going to hear about this student hasn't graduated after eight years. After conferring with each other, they give him the news: "Jethro, we've decided that this is going to be your last semester at A&M. So we're going to give you a test at graduation time. We're going to ask you just one question, and if you answer it correctly, you graduate. If you answer it incorrectly, you don't graduate. But either way, this is your last semester and it's time to leave the school."
So graduation rolls around, and Jethro is the very last person to step up, because he still has to take the test. Everyone at school knows about it and each person in the audience holds his breath as the university president asks Jethro the Test Question. "Jethro, what's four plus three?" Jethro thinks hard for a moment, and then hesitantly answers, "Seven?" There is a brief moment of silence, and then another Aggie calls out from the audience:
"Aw, gee, give him another chance!"