Friday, July 03, 2009

I guess that put him in his place!

Way To Go, Einstein...

When Albert Einstein was making the rounds of the speaker's circuit, he usually found himself eagerly longing to get back to his laboratory work. One night as they were driving to yet another rubber-chicken dinner, Einstein mentioned to his chauffeur (a man who somewhat resembled Einstein in looks & manner) that he was tired of speechmaking.

"I have an idea, boss," his chauffeur said. "I've heard you give this speech so many times. I'll bet I could give it for you." Einstein laughed loudly and said, "Why not? Let's do it!" When they arrive at the dinner, Einstein donned the chauffeur's cap and jacket and sat in the back of the room. The chauffeur gave a beautiful rendition of Einstein's speech and even answered a few questions expertly.

Then a supremely pompous professor asked an extremely esoteric question about anti-matter formation, digressing here and there to let everyone in the audience know that he was nobody's fool. Without missing a beat, the chauffeur fixed the professor with a steely stare and said:

"Sir, the answer to that question is so simple that I will let my chauffeur, who is sitting in the back, answer it for me."


9 comments:

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

chauffeur - always on driving seat no matter driving car or delivering speech.
Great post.

Gramma Ann said...

LOL...not only was he funny, he was quick witted also.

The 4th Sister said...

Quick on his feet, as they say...

Granny on the Web said...

Bet he felt an inch high, then.
Pomposity I call it. Some people just like to show off.

Love Granny

nituscorner said...

lovely witty answer. great one patty.

Reader Wil said...

I began the day with a smile while reading your post, and now I close the day with a laugh reading this story! Thank you Patty! I wish you a great celebration tomorrow! And Abe, and your family!

Renie Burghardt said...

What a smart chauffeur! Haha.

Have a great 4th of July gettogether!

Renie

Twisted Fencepost said...

That's right. Teach him to be pompous!
Have a great Independence Day, Patty!

Tomate Farcie said...

Smart guy! Never underestimate the "little people" ;)

Happy 4th to you and your family, Patty! Finally catching up on blogs. Thank you for your visits and comments. TF