A plane was about to crash and there were 5 people on board
and only 4 parachutes. The first person said. "I am Roy Keane,
one of the best footballers in Ireland. I am worth a lot of
money and my fans need me so I think I should be saved." The
others agreed and gave him one of the parachutes and off he
went. The second person said "I am Gerry Adams, a radical
Irish politician who can really help my country and I think I
should be saved." The others said "OK" and gave him a
The third person said "I am David Beckham, captain of the
English National squad. I have a wife and two children.
Everyone knows I am a really nice guy and everyone thinks I
am stupid, but I'm not, so I am taking a parachute" and off he
went. There were two folk left, the Pope and a 10 year old
schoolgirl. The Pope said, "Child, I am old and frail and have
lived my life while you are young with everything before you.
You take the parachute and I will stay with the aircraft and
take my chance." "It's OK" said the girl, "there are still two
parachutes. David Beckham picked up my schoolbag."