A US Congressman was seated next to a little girl on the airplane when the Congressman turned to her and said, ‘Let’s talk. I’ve heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.’
The little girl, who had just opened her book, closed it slowly and said to the stranger, ‘What would you like to talk about?’ ‘Oh, I don’t know,’ said the stranger. ‘How about the banking crisis or the swine flu crisis?’ and he smiles.
‘OK’, she said. ‘Those could be interesting and timely topics. But let me ask you a question first. A horse,
a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out
a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps of dried grass. Why do you suppose that is?’
The Congressman, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it and says, ‘Hmmm, I have no idea.’
To which the little girl replies, ‘Do you really feel qualified to discuss banking when you don’t know shit?’