A Lawyer and an Italian
A lawyer and an Italian are sitting next to each other on a long flight.
The lawyer is thinking that Italians are so dumb that he could get over on them easy.
So the lawyer asks if the Italian would like to play a fun game.
The Italian is tired and just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and tries to catch a few winks.
The lawyer persists, and says 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, he says.
This catches the Italian’s attention and to keep the lawyer quiet, he agrees to play the game.
The Italian 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 Italian’s turn.
He asks the lawyer, ‘What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?’
The lawyer uses his laptop and searches all references he could find on the Net.
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 Italian and hands him $500.
The Italian pockets the $500 and goes right back to sleep.
The lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer.
He wakes the Italian up and asks, ‘Well, so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?’
The Italian reaches in his pocket, hands the lawyer $5 and goes back to sleep.
Don’t mess with us Italians.