A woman and a lawyer were seated next to each other on a flight from Los Angeles to New York. After making a casual greeting, the lawyer asked if she would like to play a fun game.
The woman, tired, just wanted to take a nap. She politely declined and rolled over to the window to catch a few winks. The persistent lawyer explained that the game is easy. And fun. “I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5.00 and vice-versa.”
She stares at him and says she decline and tries to get some sleep.
After take off, the lawyer gets agitated and says, “okay, if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5.00. AND, if I don’t know the answer, I’ll pay you $500.00!”
This catches the woman’s attention and, figuring there will be no end to this torment unless she plays, agrees to the game.
The lawyer asks the first question. “What is the distance from the Earth to the moon?”
The woman doesn’t say a word, reaches into her purse, pulls out a $5.00 bill and hands it to the lawyer. “Okay”, says the lawyer, “your turn.”
She asks, “What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four legs?”
The lawyer, puzzled, takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references. No answer. He taps into the earphone with his modem and searches the net and the library of congress. No answer. Frustrated, he sends emails to all his friends and co-workers, to no avail. After almost two hours into the flight, he wakes the woman and hands her $500.00.
The woman says, “Thank you”, and turns back to get some more sleep.
The lawyer, who more than a bit miffed, wakes the woman and asks, “well…what’s the answer?”
Without a word, the woman reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer $5.00, and goes back to sleep.