There were five people aboard an airplane,
whose engine was having trouble, and it was ready to crash; however, there were only four parachutes. Everyone wondered what should be done to determine who gets the parachutes.
One person said that he was the smartest thing that hit the face of the Earth, and that he was too smart to die. So, he took one of the parachutes and jumped out of the aircraft.
The second person said that she was too important to die as she had children. So, she took one of the parachutes and jumped out of the aircraft.
The third person said that he was too important to die because his family depended on him for survival. He was the head of the household and the sole bread winner. So, he took one of the parachutes and jumped out of the aircraft.
Finally, there were only two people left and one parachute. One person was a 12-year-old boy, and the other was a 65 year-old-man.
The old man said, “Well son, I have lived a good life, and you are too young to die. So, you take the last parachute.
The boy asked, “Why, sir?”
The old man said, “Well, there is only one parachute left.”
The little lad said, “Sir, there are really two parachutes left.”
The old gentlemen asked, excitedly, “Yeah, how?”
“Well,” replied the boy, “You know that the guy who thought he was the smartest thing that hit the face of the Earth? He grabbed my backpack.”
Eleven people were hanging on a rope under a helicopter, ten men and one woman.
The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided that one had to drop off, otherwise they were all going to fall.
They were not able to choose that person, but then the woman made a very touching speech.
She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because as a woman she was used to giving up everything for her husband and kids, without ever getting anything in return.