The stranger is pretty well dressed and, after a few drinks becomes very loud and disruptive. He starts boasting that hes the smartest man on the plane. After a few minutes of unsuccessfully trying to get people to engage with him, a stewardess tells the stranger he needs to be quiet and stop disturbing the other passengers.
Irritated by this, the stranger nudges the redneck in his dirty boots, cowboy hat, and plaid shirt and said,
“Let’s talk. I’ve heard that flights will go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger, and this cabin is full of a bunch of morons.”
JimBob, who had just tilted his hat over his eyes to get some sleep, tilted it back up slowly and said to the stranger,
“Yeeahp i hear that, whatcha wana talk ’bout?”
“Oh, I don’t know,” said the stranger who began to grin, because he was about to show this dumb redneck how much smarter he is “How about nuclear power?”
“Yeeahp. I dont much care for it” said JimBob.
“Ok” said the stranger “why dont you ask me a question, and if i can answer it you have to pay for my next drink, and if i cant then ill leave you alone to sleep”
JimBob considers for a moment, then says
“A horse, 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 that is?”
After considering for a minute, Stranger says “Jeez, I have no idea.”
“Well, then,” said JimBob as he tilted his hat back down and leaned his seat back, “How is it that you feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don’t know shit?