A man and his young wife were in divorce court, but the custody of

their children posed a problem.

The mother leaped to her feet and protested to the judge that since she

brought the children into this world, she should retain custody of


The man also wanted custody of his children, so the judge asked for his

justification. After a long silence, the man slowly rose from his chair

and replied, "Your Honor, when I put a dollar in a vending machine and

a Pepsi comes out, does the Pepsi belong to me or the machine?"