A blonde and a lawyer are seated next to each other on the redeye from LA to NY. The lawyer asks the blonde “Would you like to kill time by playing a little game?”
The blonde, tired, just wanting to take a nap, politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.
The lawyer persists and explains that the game is easy and lots of fun.
He continues, “I ask you a question, you see, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5.00, and vice versa.”
Again, she declines and closes her eyes to get some sleep. The lawyer, now agitated, says, “Okay, how about this. If you don't know an answer, you pay me $5.00, but if I don't know an answer, I will pay you $500.00.” This catches the blonde's attention and, figuring as well that there will be no end to this torment unless she plays, finally agrees to the game.
The lawyer asks the first question. “What's the distance from the earth to the moon?” The blonde 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 the lawyer, “What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four legs?”
The lawyer frowns and scratches his head. He pulls out his laptop computer and searches his portable references, but finds no answer. He plugs his modem into the air phone and scours the Internet and the Library of Congress, but to no avail.
Increasingly frustrated, he e-mails all his friends and coworkers, but no one can be of any help.
After three hours of this, he shakes the blonde awake and shoves $500.00 into her hand. The blonde says, “Thank you,” and turns back to get some more sleep.
The lawyer, more than a little miffed, wakes the blonde again and demands, “Well, so what's the answer?”
Without a word, the blonde reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer $5.00, and goes back to sleep.