A stranger was seated next to a little girl on the airplane when the stranger turned to her and said,
“I’ve heard that flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”
The little 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?” and he smiles.
“OK”, she said. “That could be an interesting topic. But let me ask you a question first.
“A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass. 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?”
The stranger, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”
To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss nuclear power when you don’t know sh*t?