PLAYING THE LONG GAME

> GAG OF THE MONTH

Ty D Prophet, email

A LAWYER and a drunk are sitting next to each other at the bar. The lawyer leans over to the drunk and asks if he would like to play a game. The drunk, however, has had a little too much and just wants to take a nap, so he politely (if slurringly) declines and closes his eyes to catch some shut-eye.

But the lawyer is persistent. “C’mon, this game is really easy. I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me five dollars, and vice versa.”

But the drunk again says no and goes back to his nap.

The lawyer is a little irritated now, and says: “Okay, if you don’t know the answer you pay me five dollars, and if I don’t know the answer, I will pay you $50.” The lawyer figures that given the drunk is, well, drunk, he will easily win the game.

Enticed by the prospect of making 50 bucks, the drunk finally agrees.

“Okay, what’s the distance from the earth to the moon?” the lawyer asks.

The drunk thinks for a bit, then without a word, he reaches into his wallet, pulls out five dollars and hands it to the lawyer.

Now it’s the drunk’s turn. “What goesh up a hill with three legsh, and comesh down with four?” he slurs.

The lawyer looks at him in puzzlement.

He thinks hard, but can’t come up with any solution. Noticing the drunk has returned to his slumber, snoring like a drain, the lawyer sneakily pulls out his phone and consults the internet.

But after half an hour of searching, he can’t find the answer. So he calls a few friends, but has no luck there either.

Finally, after an hour of searching for the solution to no avail, he wakes the drunk and hands him $50. The drunk thanks him, dribbles a bit, and goes back to sleep.

Now the lawyer is mad. “Hey!” he yells, shaking the drunk awake. “You gotta tell me the answer now!”

Without a word, the drunk reaches into his wallet, hands the lawyer five bucks, and goes back to sleep.