Thursday, July 16, 2009

Smartness outwits intelligence.

I like this story...

A lawyer and a Chinese are sitting next to each other on a long flight. The lawyer is thinking that all Chinese are so dumb that he could get over on them, easy. So the lawyer asks if the Chinese would like to play a fun game.

The Chinese 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 Chinese 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 Chinese 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 Chinese 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 Chinese and hands him $500. The Chinese pockets the $500 and goes right back to sleep.

The lawyer is going nuts, not knowing the answer. He wakes the Chinese up and asks, 'Well, so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?

The Chinese reaches in his pocket, hands the lawyer $5 and goes back to sleep.

This got to be true - "The weak in courage is strong in cunning." - William Blake.


Anonymous said...

It is certainly true that intelligence is only of use in conjunction with common-sense and social awareness. There are many who have an 'intelligence factor' - often limited to their own specialist field - but show no social graces or manners. You, Robert, are, of course, of that extremely rare breed of men who has intelligence, smartness and all the social graces,as well as astounding good lucks...xx

Robert Foo said...

Hi my dear,

I almost fell while reading such beautiful comment from you. I share everyday to make people happy on my blog, you give me energy which inspires me further. You are a person with divine qualities. Thank you so much. You make my day dear.

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