An English lawyer and a Chinese man are seated together in fist class on a long flight from London to Malaysia. After a while the lawyer leans over nudges the sleeping Chinese man and asked if the would like to play a fun game.
The Chinese is tired and wants to nap, so he politely declines.But 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; The you ask me one, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you £500”, he says.
That got Chinese mans attention so he reluctantly agrees.to play the game
The lawyer asks first . 'What's the distance from The Earth to the Moon?'
The Chinese says nothing and being too tired to think he just reaches in his pocket, pulls out a five-dollar bill, and hands it to the lawyer?
“Ok”, says the lawyer “now its your turn”. The Chinese man reluctantly continues and 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 Chinese and hands him £500. The Chinese pockets the £500 and goes right back to sleep. The lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer.
He wakes the Chinese man up again and asks, 'Well, what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?
The Chinese man reaches in his pocket, hands the lawyer £5 and goes back to sleep.
Don't mess with Chinese.