A American lawyer and a Chinese are sitting next to each other on a long flight. The
lawyer is thinking that Chinese are so dumb that he could get over on them
easy…So the lawyer asks if the Chinese guy would like to play a fun game.
The China guy is tired and just wants to take a nap so he politely declines
and tries to catch a few winks. The American 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 Chinese guy’s attention and to keep the
American lawyer quiet, he agrees to play the game.
The American lawyer asks the first question. ‘What’s the distance from The Earth
to the Moon?’ The Chinese doesn’t say a word, reaches in his pocket
pulls out a five-dollar bill and hands it to the American lawyer.
Now, it’s the Chinese guys turn. He asks the lawyer, ‘What goes up
a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?’ The American lawyer uses his
laptop and searches all references he could find on the Internet. 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 American lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer. He wakes the Chinese up and
asks, ‘Well, so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with
The Chinese reaches in his pocket, hands the American lawyer $5 and goes back to
Moral of the story – Don’t mess with us Chinese.