Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Wager

A lawyer and a senior citizen are sitting next to
each other on a long flight.
 
The lawyer is thinking that seniors are so dumb 
that he could put one over on them easily.
 
So, the lawyer asks if the senior would like to 
play a fun game.
 
The senior is tired and just wants to take a nap, 
so he politely declines and tries to catch a few winks.
 
The lawyer persists, saying that the game is a lot of fun... 
"I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, 
you pay me only $5. Then you ask me one, and if I don't 
know the answer, I will pay you $500," he says.
 
This catches the senior's attention and, to keep the 
lawyer quiet, he agrees to play the game.
 
The lawyer asks the first question. "What's the distance 
from the Earth to the Moon?"
 
The senior doesn't say a word, but reaches into his pocket, 
pulls out a five-dollar bill, and hands it to the lawyer.
 
Now, it's the senior's turn.  He asks the lawyer, "What goes 
up a hill with three legs, and come down with four?"
 
The lawyer uses his laptop to search all references 
he could find on the Net.
 
He sends E-mails to all the smart friends he knows;
all to no avail.  After an hour of searching,
he finally gives up.
 
He wakes the senior and hands him $500. 
The senior pockets the $500 and goes back to sleep.
 
The lawyer is now going nuts not knowing the answer.  
He wakes the senior up and asks, "Well, so what goes up 
a hill with three legs and comes down with four?"
 
The senior reaches into his pocket, 
hands the lawyer $5, and goes back to sleep

Thank You Mr. Trailbee

9 comments:

Sandee said...

Bwahahahahahaha. Smart senior here.

Some lawyers are pretty dumb. I know I've dealt with a few over the years.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Brighid said...

Yep, us seniors are like that!

cube said...

Hehe. Retirement age can be lucrative if you're smart.

edutcher said...

Been there, done that.

That's the advantage of being an old guy.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Sandee, You have to watch out for them rascally wabitts.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Brighid, ain't we though.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Cube, I have enjoyed it for quite some time.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Edutcher, story of our lives.

Ron Russell said...

Hard to pull one on us old farts!