| Once, there were several people aboard an aeroplane flying towards an island. One of them was a pilot. The other three included an old woman, the smartest man in the world and a little boy. Suddenly, the pilot announced that the aeroplane was going to explode in mid-air due to some mechanical faults. These four people knew that they had to jump to safety but there were only three parachutes in the aeroplane.|
The pilot thought of his lovely wife and adorable children. He felt that he was a very important person, so he grabbed the parachute and jumped out of the plane first. The smartest man claimed that he was very important to the world too. He then jumped out of the aeroplane.
The old woman, being kind and merciful, then turned to the little boy and said, "Boy, take the last parachute and jump. Don't worry about me. I am already an old woman."
The little boy laughed and replied, "You are very kind but neither of us will die. We still have two parachutes left. The smartest man has taken my bag and jumped."
Just before the aeroplane exploded, both the old woman and the little boy put on their parachutes and secured them tightly before they made their jump to safety. As it turned out, the smartest man, in panic, became the silliest man.
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