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Joke of the Week
Two ministers of different denominations are sitting next to each other on a long flight from LA to NY. The first minister leans over to the second and asks if he would like to play a fun game. The second minister just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.
The first minister persists and explains that the game is real easy and a lot of fun. He explains “I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5. Then you ask me a question, and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll pay you $5.”
Again, the second minister politely declines and tries to get to sleep. The first minister, now somewhat agitated, says, “Okay, if you don’t know the answer you pay me $5, and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll pay you $50!”
This catches the second minister’s attention, and he sees no end to this torment unless he plays, so he agrees to the game. The first minister asks the first question. “What’s the distance from the earth to the moon?” The second minister doesn’t say a word, but reaches into his wallet, pulls out a five dollar bill and hands it to the first minister.
Now, it’s the second minister’s turn. He asks the first minister “What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down on four?”
The first minister looks up at him with a puzzled look. He takes out his laptop computer and searches all of his references. He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the net and the Library of Congress. Frustrated, he sends e-mail to his church— all to no avail. After about an hour, he wakes the second minister and hands him $50. The second minister politely takes the $50 and turns away to try to get back to sleep.
The first minister, more than a little miffed, shakes the second minister and asks “Well, so what’s the answer?”
Without a word, the second minister reaches into his wallet, hands the first minister $5, and turns away to get back to sleep.