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January 21, 2011 / theoldsilly

A Funny for Friday

I was saving this one for a Hilarious Hump Day post, but just couldn’t wait. Credits to my brother, Daryl Wilson, for passing on this clever little knee-slapper.


A lawyer and a senior citizen are sitting next to each other on a long flight. The lawyer is thinking that seniors are so dumb that he could get one over on him easy. So the lawyer asks if the senior would like to play a fun game. The senior is tired and just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and tries to catch a few winks.

The lawyer persists, saying that the game is a lot of fun. “I ask you a question,” he explains, “and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me only $5. Then you ask me one, and if I don’t know the answer, I will pay you $500.”

This catches the senior’s attention and to keep the lawyer quiet, he agrees to play the game.

The lawyer asks the first question. ‘What’s the distance from the Earth to the Moon?’ The senior doesn’t say a word, but reaches into his pocket, pulls out a five-dollar bill, and hands it to the lawyer.

Now it’s the senior’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 an hour of searching, he finally gives up. He wakes the senior and hands him $500.

The senior smiles, pockets the $500, and goes right back to sleep.

The lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer. He wakes the senior up and says, ‘Well, so what does go up a hill with three legs and come down with four?’

The senior gives a nonchalant sigh, reaches into his pocket, hands the lawyer $5 and goes back to sleep.


Have a great weekend, y’all, and remember –

Old folks’re not stupid … you don’t get to be old being dumb!

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  1. Arlee Bird / Jan 21 2011 10:49 am

    You gave me an audible laugh. Good one!

    Tossing It Out

    • theoldsilly / Jan 21 2011 10:54 am

      You’re welcome, Lee, and yeah – I laughed out loud, too! 😉

  2. Alex J. Cavanaugh / Jan 21 2011 12:01 pm

    Oh that’s clever! I need to try that trick.

  3. ReformingGeek / Jan 21 2011 1:59 pm

    Hee Hee.

    Love it.

  4. L. Diane Wolfe / Jan 21 2011 3:34 pm

    Lawyers aren’t so smart after all!

  5. tashabud / Jan 22 2011 8:58 am

    I might try this trick to earn me a quick $490.00. Tehehe. Really good one.

  6. Stanley Berber / Jan 22 2011 11:22 am

    Hilarious! And yeah – old folks’ve gotta be smart to get to be old! love that line…

  7. Cactus Annie / Jan 22 2011 11:22 am

    Cracked me up with that one, Old Silly! 🙂

  8. Jane Kennedy Sutton / Jan 24 2011 4:50 pm

    Another good one, Marvin! I hope the word gets around that “growing older” shouldn’t be translated as “growing dumber.”

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