A stranger was seated next to a
little girl on the airplane when the stranger
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."
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 nuclear power?''
"OK," she said. "That could be an interesting
topic. But let me ask you a question first.
a cow, and a deer all eat grass, the same stuff.
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
stranger thinks about it and says, "Hmmm, I have
the little girl replies, "Do you really
feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you
don't know crap?