Lawyer on a flight bothers mom who wants to sleep, her brilliant payback makes me laugh out loud

This story reminds me of my mother. She’s a strong woman who knows what she wants, and she doesn’t take crap from anyone.

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The mother and the lawyer


A mother of three and a lawyer are seated next to each other on a flight from LA to NY. The lawyer asks the mother if she would like to play a fun game.
The mother, tired after looking after her kids, just wants to take a nap. She politely declines and closes her eyes to catch a few winks.

The lawyer persists and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun. He says, “It works like this. I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5.00, and vice versa.”

Again, she declines and tries to get some sleep. The lawyer, now agitated, says, “Okay, how about this: if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5, and if I don’t know the answer, I will pay you $500.”

This catches the mother’s attention. She figures that there will be no end to this torment unless she plays along, so she agrees to the game. The lawyer asks the first question.
“What’s the distance from the earth to the moon?”

The mother doesn’t say a word, reaches into her purse, pulls out a $5 bill and hands it to the lawyer.
“Okay,” says the lawyer, “your turn.”

She asks the lawyer, “What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four legs?”


The lawyer, puzzled, takes out his laptop and searches all his references, but finds no answer.
He connects to the internet and spends the next 20 minutes on Google, but to no avail. He even searches the Library of Congress, no answer.

Frustrated, he sends e-mails to all his friends and coworkers, but has no luck finding out the answer.

After an hour, he wakes the woman and hands her $500.
The mother says, “Thank you,” and turns back to get some more sleep.

The lawyer, who is by now more than a little upset, wakes the mother and asks, “Well, what’s the answer?!?”

Without a word, the mother reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer $5 and goes back to sleep…


The moral of the story: even if you have a flashy education, don’t mess with a mother who needs sleep. She’ll outwit you any day of the week!

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