An attractive woman and a lawyer are seated next to each other on a flight from Los Angeles to New York.
As soon as the plane gains altitude, the lawyer, keenly interested in making contact with the woman, asks if she would like to play a fun game. The woman, tired, just wants to take a nap, politely declines and rolls over to the window side to catch a few winks. The lawyer persists and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun.
He explains, “I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5, and vice versa.”
Again, she declines, closes her eyes and tries to nod off. The lawyer, now agitated, says, “Okay, if you don’t know the answer you pay me $5.00, and, if I don’t know the answer, I will pay you $500.”
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’s the distance from the earth to the moon?”
The woman silently reaches into her purse, pulls out a $5 bill and hands it to the lawyer.
“Okay,” says the lawyer, “now it’s your turn.”
She asks the lawyer wearily, “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, but no answer. He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the net and the Library of Congress, no answer. Frustrated, he sends e-mails to all his friends and coworkers, to no avail.
After an hour, he wakes up the woman from her deep sleep, and hands her $500. Bleary-eyed she take the note, thanks him and turns back to get some more sleep.
The lawyer, who is more than a little miffed, shakes her and asks,”Well, what’s the answer?”
Without a word, the woman reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer a $5 bill, and goes back to sleep.