This business man goes up to a bar, located at the top of
the Empire State Building in New York. It looks like a nice
place. He takes a seat at the bar next to another guy.
"This is a really a nice place. I've never been here before,"
the first guy says.
"Oh really?", the other replies, "it's also a very special
"Why is that?", the first guy asks.
"Well, you see that painting on the far wall? That's an,
original Van Gogh. And this stool I'm sitting on was on the
"Gee, that's amazing!", the first guy says.
"Not only that, but you see that window over there, the fourth
one from the right? Well, the wind does strange things outside
that window. If you jump out you'll fall only about 50 feet
before an updraft catches you and you're pushed back up."
"No way, that's impossible", the first guy replies.
"Not at all, take a look", the other man replies and walks
over to the window, followed closely by the first man. He
opens the window, climbs up on the sill, and falls out.
He drops 10... 20... 30... 40... 50 feet, comes to a stop,
and whoosh! He comes right back up and floats back in through
"See, it's fun! You should try it", he says.
"Try it, I don't even believe I saw it!", the first man
"It's easy. Watch, I'll do it again". And with that, he
falls out the window again. He drops 10... 20... 30... 40...
Once again, he comes to a stop, and whoosh! He sails right
back up and floats safely through the window.
"Give it a try, it's a blast," he says.
"Well, what the heck, it does look like fun. I believe I will
give it a try", the first man says. He climbs up on the
window sill, and proceeds to fall out the window. He falls
10... 20... 30... 40... 50... 60...
100 feet, and splat! He ends up on the sidewalk.
After watching the first man fall to his death, the other guy
casually closes the window and heads back to the bar. He
sits down and orders another drink.
The bartender arrives with the drink and says, "You know,
Superman, you're a real jerk when you're drunk!"