A Santa and an American are seated next to each other on a flight from New York to Paris. The American asks if he would like to play a fun game.
The Santa, tired, just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.
The American persists and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun. He says, "I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me five dollars, and vice versa."
Again, he declines and tries to get some sleep.
The American, now agitated, says, "Okay, if you don't know the answer, you pay me $10,and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $1000."
This catches the Santa's attention and, figuring there will be no end to this torment, agrees to the game.
The American asks the first question: "What's the distance from the earth to the moon?"
The Santa doesn't say a word, reaches into his wallet,pulls out a $10.00 bill, and hands it to the American.
"Okay," says the American, "your turn".
He asks, "What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four legs?"
The American, puzzled, takes out his laptop computer & searches all his preferences........no answer. He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the Internet and the Library of Congress... no answer.
Frustrated, he sends e-mails to all his friends and coworkers but to no avail.
After an hour, he wakes the Santa and hands him $1000.
The Santa thanks him and turns back to get some more sleep.
The American, who is more than a little miffed, stirs the Santa and asks, "Well, what's the answer?"Without a word, the Santa reaches into his purse,hands the American $10,and goes back to sleep.