NOT SO SMART

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THERE were four peo­ple aboard a plane that was about to crash, but only three parachutes. Ev­ery­one won­dered what should be done to de­ter­mine who would get the parachutes.

One per­son said that he was the smartest per­son in the world, much too smart to die, so he grabbed one of the parachutes and jumped out of the plane.

The sec­ond per­son said that she was too im­por­tant to die, as she had a fam­ily who de­pended on her. So she took one of the parachutes and jumped out of the plane.

Then there was only one para­chute left, and two peo­ple. One was a 12-year-old boy, and the other was a 75-year-old man.

The old man said: “Well son, I have lived a good life, and you are too young to die; you have a long life ahead of you. So you take the last para­chute.”

The boy replied: “But sir, there are two parachutes left.” “Re­ally? How?” the old man asked. “Well,” replied the boy, “you know that guy who thought he was the smartest per­son in the world? Be­fore he jumped out, he grabbed my back­pack.” Stu Pid­dity, email

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