An Italian lawyer and an Irishman are sitting
next to each other on a long flight.
The lawyer is thinking that Irishmen are so dumb
that he could put something over on them
easily…So the lawyer asks if the Irishman would
like to play a fun game.
The Irishman is tired and just wants to take a
nap, so he politely declines and tries to catch
a few winks
The Italian 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 €5.00 then you ask me
one, and if I don’t know the answer, I will pay
you €500.00, he says.
This catches the Irishman’s attention and to
keep the lawyer quiet, he agrees to play the
The lawyer asks the first question. "What’s the
distance from the Earth to the Moon?"
The Irishman doesn’t say a word, reaches in his
pocket pulls out a five euro note and hands it
to the lawyer.
Now it's the Irishman'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 Google.
He sends e-mails to all the smart friends he
knows, all to no avail.
After over an hour of searching, he finally
He wakes up the Irishman and hands him €500.00.
The Irishman pockets the €500.00 and goes right
back to sleep.
The lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer.
He wakes the Irishman up and asks, "Well, so
what goes up a hill with three legs and comes
down with four?"
The Irishman reaches in his pocket, hands the
lawyer $5.00 and goes back to sleep.
Don't mess with the Irish!