Thursday, 4 February 2010
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A Kikuyu and an American man are sitting next to each other on a long flight from London to Bermuda.
The American man leans over to the Kikuyu man and asks him if he would like to play a fun game.The Kikuyu just wants to take a nap,so he politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.
The American man persists and explains that the game is real easy and is a lot of fun.He explains "I ask you a question, and if you don't the answer, you pay me $5.Then you ask me a question and if i don't the answer i'll pay you $5.Again the Kikuyu politely declines and tries to get to get to sleep.
The American man,now somewhat agitated says,i'll pay you $100!"
This catches the Kikuyu's attention,and he sees no end to to this torment unless he plays,so he agrees to the game.The American asks the first question.
"What's the distance from the earth to the moon?"
The Kikuyu doesn't say a word,but reaches into his wallet,pulls out a five dollar bill and hands it to the American.
Now,it's th Kikuyu;s turn.
He asks the American "What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down on fours?"
The American looks up at him with a puzzled look.He takes out his laptop 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-mails to his co-workers but to no avail.After about another hour,he wakes the Kikuyu and hands him $100.
The Kikuyu politely take the $100 and turns away to try and get back to sleep.The American,more than a little miffed,shakes the Kikuyu and asks "Well,so what's the answer?"Without a word,the Kikuyu reaches into his wallet,hands the American $5,and turns away to get back to sleep.