April 20, 2019
Lawyers have the reputation of being a little too competitive, with some of them being fond of bragging about never losing to anyone. The one in this joke thought he was so above this woman that he gave her too much leverage.
He must have listened to her the first two times when, out of mere boredom, she refused to take part in his Q&A game, but sadly for him, he insisted. Let’s hear it!
A woman and a lawyer were seated next to each other on a flight from LA to NY. The lawyer asked if she would like to play a fun game.
The woman, tired, just wanted to take a nap. She politely declined and rolled over to the window to catch a few winks.
The lawyer persisted and explained that the game is easy and a lot of fun. He explained, “I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5.00, and vice versa.”
Again, she declined and tried to get some sleep.
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 $500.00.”
This catches the woman’s attention and, figuring there will be no end to this torment unless she plays, she agrees to the game.
The lawyer asks the first question. “What’s the distance from the earth to the moon?”
The woman 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, puzzled, takes out his laptop and searches all his references. No answer. He searches the net and the Library of Congress.
No answer. Frustrated, he sends an email to his friends and coworkers to no avail. After an hour, he wakes the woman and hands her $500.00.
The woman says, “Thank you,” and turns back to get some more sleep.
The lawyer, who is more than a little miffed, wakes the woman and asks, “Well, what’s the answer?”
Without a word, the woman reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer $5.00, and goes back to sleep.
Sorry if I don’t feel too sorry for him. He made it so easy for her and never saw what was coming at him.
But at least he kept his shame to himself. Not like this other lawyer who was also outsmarted by a woman on a plane, only that she was a flight attendant who shamed him in front of all the other passengers.