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The Gambler (1)


One of the greatest perils of flying - sitting next to an insipidly boring passenger.

A chauvinistic man and a woman are sitting next to each other on a long flight. The man leans over and asks if she'd like to play a game.

The woman, rather annoyed, says she's not good at games.

The man persists and explains that the game is really easy, "I ask you an easy question and if you don't know the answer, you pay me £10," and the smug man continues, "and since I've played the game before, if I can't answer your question, I'll pay you £100."

The woman decides that the only way to stop the annoying man is to play and teach him a lesson. The man asks the first question. "What's the distance from the earth to the moon" The woman doesn't say a word, reaches into her purse, pulls out £10 and hands it to the man.

Now, it is the woman's turn. "What," she asks, "goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?"

The man is dumbfounded. He picks up his laptop computer and searches all through the internet, but to no avail. After an hour of frustrated searching, he finally hands her £100. The woman politely takes the money and leans her head against the window to take a nap.

The man, miffed at losing, wakes the woman and asks, "Well? So what does go up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?"

Without a word, the woman reaches into her purse, hands the man £10, and goes back to sleep.


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