The Smartest Man in the World

A boy, a preacher, a doctor, a lawyer, and the pilot were on a plane. The pilot came on the intercom and said, “Mayday, Mayday! We’re going down! There are only four parachutes on the plane. I’m taking one and jumping right now. You guys decide who gets the other three.”

Then he jumped out of the plane.

The doctor said, “I’ve saved lives my whole life, so I think that I should get one.” He grabbed a parachute and jumped out of the plane.

The lawyer said, “I’m the smartest man in the world. I’ve solved over nine dozen cases, so I’m jumping, too. Goodbye!” He jumped out of the plane.

The preacher went up to the boy and said, “I’ve lived a long and happy life. I know I’m going to heaven, so you take the last parachute and go.”

The boy said, “No, you grab this one, and I’ll grab the other one because the smartest man in the world just jumped out of the plane with my backpack!”