A man wins $100,000 in Las Vegas and, not wanting anyone to know about it, he takes it home and buries it in his backyard.
The next morning he goes out back and finds only an empty hole. He sees footprints leading to the house next door, which belongs to a deaf-mute, so he asks the professor down the street, who knows sign language, to help him confront his neighbor. The man takes his pistol, and he and the professor knock on the neighbor’s door.
When the neighbor answers, the man waves the pistol at him and says to the professor, “You tell this guy that if he doesn’t give me back my $100,000, I’m going to kill him right now!”
The professor conveys the message to the neighbor, who responds that he hid the money in his own backyard under the cherry tree.
The professor turns to the man and says, “He refuses to tell you. He says he’d rather die first.”
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[Source: Al Gini, “The Importance of Humor in Teaching Philosophy,” Teaching Philosophy 34:2, June 2011.]
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