When we find ourselves face to face with a difficult situation, we often don’t react exactly as we would like to react. That is especially true if we come up against someone that is trying to act more intelligent than we are. Often, we are frustrated when it is all over and we may sometimes even ponder over what we said and what we could have said that would have been the perfect comeback. If you’ve ever felt that way, you will appreciate the following joke. It is about an old cowboy that gets the upper hand on a know-it-all.
“An atheist was seated next to a dusty old cowboy on an airplane and he turned to him and said, ‘Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.’
The old cowboy, who had just started to read his book, replied to the total stranger, ‘What would you want to talk about?’
‘Oh, I don’t know,’ said the atheist. ‘How about why there is no God, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?’ as he smiled smugly.
‘Okay,’ he said. ‘Those could be interesting 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, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?’
The atheist, visibly surprised by the old cowboy’s intelligence, thinks about it and says, ‘Hmmm, I have no idea.’
To which the cowboy replies, ‘Do you really feel qualified to discuss God, Heaven and Hell, or life after death, when you don’t know crap?’”