A pastor and a lawyer are seated next to each other on a flight from LA to NY. The lawyer asks if he would like to play a fun game? The pastor, tired, just wants to take a nap, politely declines, and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.
The lawyer persists and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun. He explains, "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5.00, and vise versa."
Again, he declines and tries to get some sleep.
The lawyer, now agitated, says, "Okay, if you don't know the answer you pay me $5.00, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $500.00."
This catches the pastors attention and figuring there will be no end to this torment unless he plays, agrees to the game.
The lawyer asks the first question.
"What's the distance from the earth to the moon?"
The pastor doesn't say a word, reaches into his wallet, pulls out a $5.00 bill and hands it to the lawyer.
Okay says the lawyer, your turn.
He asks the lawyer, "What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four legs?"
The lawyer, puzzled, takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references, no answer.
He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the net and the library of congress, no answer.
Frustrated, he sends e-mails to all his friends and coworker, to no avail.
After an hour, he wakes the preacher, and hands him $500. The pastor says, "Thank you", and turns back to get some more sleep. The lawyer, who is more than a little miffed, wakes the pastor and asks, "Well, what's the answer?"
Without a word, the pastor reaches into his wallet, hands the lawyer $5.00, and goes back to sleep.