A lawyer and a retiree are sitting next to each other on a long flight. The
lawyer is thinking that retirees are so dumb he could put one over on
So the lawyer asks if the retiree would like to play a fun game. The retiree is tired and
just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and tries to catch a
few winks. The lawyer persists, 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; you
ask me one, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $500.
This catches the retiree's attention and to keep the lawyer
quiet, agrees to play the game. The lawyer asks the first question.
'What's the distance from the Earth to the moon?' The retiree doesn't
say a word, reaches in his pocket pulls out a five-dollar bill, and hands it
to the lawyer.
Now, it's the retiree's turn. He asks the lawyer, 'What goes up a hill with three legs, and
comes down with four?'
The lawyer uses his laptop, searches all references. He uses the air phone; he
searches the Net and even the Library of Congress. He sends e-mails to all
the smart friends he knows, all to no avail. After one hour of searching
he finally gives up.
He wakes up the retiree and hands him $500. The retiree pockets the $500
goes right back to sleep.
The lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer.
He wakes the retiree up and asks, 'Well, so what
goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?'
The retiree reaches in his pocket, hands the lawyer $5 and goes back to
Don't mess with us retirees
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