The Pick Up Game

A Little Humor
Easily Duped?


On her way to Sturgis, Mary stopped off at a hotel for the night. After checking in and eating dinner, she stopped in the bar for a nightcap.

“I saw you ride in on your motorcycle,” said the man on the barstool next to her, trying to get into her good graces.

Mary just nodded and sipped her drink.

The guy tried several other lines, but none of them did him any good. Finally, he came up with, “I know a good game. We take turn asking trivia questions and whoever gets one wrong pays the other person five bucks.”

Mary started to stand up. She’d had about enough of this guy, and she was tired after a long day’s ride.

“Wait, wait,” he said. “If you’re wrong, you give me five bucks, but if I’m wrong, I’ll pay you five hundred.”

Now he had Mary’s interest. “You first,” she said.

“How far is it from the earth to the moon.”

Mary just pulled out a five and handed it to him. She asked, “What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four legs?”

The guy was stumped. He tried googling it on his Android. He called every guy on his trivia team. Finally he gave up and forked over the five hundred bucks.

“Well,” he said, “what’s the answer?”

Mary stood up, put a five-dollar bill on the bar, and walked away.