Warning: dumb joke modified from a dumb joke that used to contain a character of a certain ethnicity. Also note: this is not representative of lawyers in general so please do not sue me.
A lawyer and an SysAdmin are sitting next to each other on a long flight. The lawyer is thinking that SysAdmins are so dumb that he could get an advantage over on them easy…
So the lawyer asks if the SysAdmin would like to play a fun game. The SysAdmin is tired and just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and tries to catch a few winks. The lawyer persists, and says that the game is a lot of fun. “I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me only $5; you ask me one, and if I don’t know the answer, I will pay you $500,” he says.
This catches the SysAdmin’s attention and to keep the lawyer quiet, he agrees to play the game.
The lawyer asks the first question. “What’s the distance from the Earth to the Moon?”
The SysAdmin doesn’t say a word, reaches in his pocket, pulls out a five-dollar bill, and hands it to the lawyer.
Now, it’s the SysAdmin’s turn. He asks the lawyer, “What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?” The lawyer uses his laptop and searches all references he could find on the Net. He sends e-mails to all the smart friends he knows, all to no avail. After one hour of searching he finally gives up. He wakes up the SysAdmin and hands him $500. The SysAdmin pockets the $500 and goes right back to sleep.
The lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer. He wakes the SysAdmin up and asks, “Well, so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?”
The SysAdmin reaches in his pocket, hands the lawyer $5 and goes back to sleep.
Don’t mess with SysAdmins!