The Pod persists and explains that the game is really easy and a lot of fun. He explains, 'I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me $5 and visa-versa.' Again, she politely declines and tries to get some sleep.
The Pod, now somewhat agitated, says, 'Okay, if you don't know the answer you pay me $5, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $50!' figuring that since she is a (blonde) Ortho he will easily win the match.
This catches the Ortho's attention and, figuring that there will be no end to this torment unless she plays, agrees to the game.
The Pod asks the first question. 'What's the average age of PF sufferers according to the recent poll on heelspurs.com? The Ortho doesn't say a word, reaches into her purse, pulls out a five-dollar bill and hands it to the Pod.
Now, it's the Ortho's turn. She asks the Pod, 'What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?' The Pod looks at her with a puzzled look. He takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references. He taps into his airphone with his modem and searches the net and the Library of Congress. Frustrated, he sends e-mails to all his coworkers and friends he knows. All to no avail.
After an hour he wakes up the Ortho and hands her $50. The Ortho politely takes the $50 and turns away to get back to sleep.
The Pod, who is more than a little miffed, wakes the Ortho and asks, 'Well, so what IS the answer?'
Without a word, the Ortho reaches into her purse, hands the Pod $5, and goes back to sleep.