Subject: Lawyer and the Blonde
A lawyer and a blonde woman happen to be sitting
next to each other on a
long cross-country flight. The lawyer leans over
to her and asks if she
would like to play a fun game.
Now this blonde happens to be highly intelligent,
but she's tired and
politely declines and turns toward the window to
catch a few winks.
The lawyer persists, saying that the game is real
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 vise-versa."
Again the blonde declines and tries to get some
The lawyer figures 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'll
pay you $500."
This catches the blonde's attention and, figuring
that there would 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 into her purse and
pulls out a five dollar bill and hands it to the
Now it's the blonde's turn. She asks the lawyer,
"What goes up a hill
with three legs, and comes back 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 air phone with
his modem and searches the Internet and even the
Library of Congress.
Frustrated, he sends e-mails to all his colleagues
and friends, trying to
get some help, all to no avail.
After almost two hours he finally gives up. He
wakes up the blonde and
hands her $500. The blonde politely takes the
money and turns away to get
back to sleep.
The lawyer, who cannot imagine what the answer is,
is going nuts trying
to figure it out.
Finally, he wakes the blonde again and asks,
"Well, so what goes up a
hill with three legs and comes back down with
The blonde reaches into her purse, hands the
lawyer $5, and goes back to
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