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The Game #2

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Now it was the other man's turn.

He asked the rich man, "What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?"

The rich man scrambled for an answer. After a couple of minutes he finally had to admit he didn't know. He reached in his pocket and handed the man five hundred dollars.

It was the rich man's turn again. "Before I go on, I have to ask. What does go up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?"

The man grinned, reached in his pocket, and handed the rich man five dollars.

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    Christopher 3 months ago

    This is a joke I heard, but I don't know how old it is so I didn't put it in my Old Jokes series. I also couldn't fit it into one drabble so I had to break it up into two.

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    Jeff Taylor 3 months ago

    Yeah, someone got a good deal there 😊

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    Christopher 3 months ago

    Thanks for reading, Jeff.

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Haha! Nice one Christopher!

    (Sorry I’ve not been around for a while. I’ve been on holiday where there is no broadband or even mobile (=cellphone US) coverage. It’s a weird feeling, but not altogether desperate though🥴. It was a great holiday in a former public toilet on the beach... it will be drabbled soon!)

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    Christopher 3 months ago

    Welcome back. And thanks.

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    Brian Mackinney 3 months ago

    Superb. Made me laugh. Not heard it before.

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    VerityAlways 3 months ago

    Too good!!

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    Christopher 3 months ago

    Thanks, Brian and Verity.

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    Jamie Clapperton 27 days ago

    Thanks for the Chuckle Christopher 😃 Hope yore well.

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    Christopher 23 days ago

    Thanks, Jamie. I've just been really busy the last few months of the year. Hopefully now things will calm down some and I can be around more often.

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    Neville Hunt 22 days ago

    Welcome back Christopher! Very pleased that you’re hopefully approaching a calmer period.

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    Christopher 22 days ago

    Thanks, Neville. That was one of the most hectic ends to a year I've had in a long time. And I'm not as young as I used to be!

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    Neville Hunt 22 days ago

    Christopher, in reality none of us are as young as we used to be, but my impression of you is that you are still very young, not quite as young as me maybe (😁)... despite my sciatica... but very young in spirit... which shows in your writing!

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    Christopher 21 days ago

    Thanks, Neville. I'm hitting the big 5-0 this year (September). But my body thinks I passed that milestone about 15 years ago.

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    Neville Hunt 21 days ago

    Christopher... tell your body that 65 ain’t so bad! But 50’s even better 😁. Personally, I’m mentally dividing my own lifetime into pre and post sciatica. I did a bit of silly table lifting upstairs to accommodate the masses and was punished by a reappearance of the condition! Ow, ow and more ow!

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    Christopher 20 days ago

    Sorry to hear that. I suffer with that too, although from what I hear from other people mine isn't as bad as it could be.

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    Neville Hunt 20 days ago

    Thanks Christopher. It was just silliness on my part and it went away in time last time and the time before, so as long as I’m not too silly trying to kid myself that I’m macho 💪, it should ease up again in time!

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