A lawyer and a blonde woman are sitting next to
each other on a long flight from LA to NY. The lawyer leans over to
her and asks if she would like to play a fun game. The blonde is
tired and just wants to take a nap, so she politely declines and
rolls over to the window to catch a few winks. The lawyer persists,
saying that the game is really easy and a lot of fun. He explains
how the game works: "I ask you a question, and if you don't know
the answer, you pay me, and visa-versa." Again, she politely
declines and tries to get some sleep. The chauvinistic lawyer
figures that since his opponent is a blonde he will easily win the
match, so he makes another offer: "Okay, how about this "If you
don't know the answer you pay me only $5, but if I don't know the
answer, I will pay you $50."
This catches the blonde's attention and, figuring
that there will be no end to this torment unless she plays, she
agrees to play 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 in to her purse, pulls out a five-
dollar bill, and hands it to the lawyer. Now, it's the blonde's
turn. She asks the lawyer, "What goes up a hill with three legs,
and comes down with four?"
The lawyer looks at her with a puzzled look. He
takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references. He
taps into the Airphone with his modem and searches the Net and even
the Library of Congress. Frustrated, he sends E-mails to all his
co-workers and friends he knows. All to no avail. After over an
hour, of searching for the answer he finally gives up. He wakes the
blonde and hands her $50. The blonde politely takes the $50 and
turns away to get back to sleep. The lawyer, who is more than a
little frustrated, wakes the blonde and asks, "Well, so what IS the
Again without a word, the blonde reaches into her
purse, hands the lawyer $5, and goes back to sleep.