The Backpack

A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest
were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on
a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane
developed engine trouble. In spite of the
best efforts of the pilot, the plane started
to go down. Finally the pilot grabbed
a parachute, yelled to the passengers that
they had better jump, and bailed out.

Unfortunately there were only three
parachutes remaining. The doctor grabbed
one and said, "I'm a doctor, I save lives,
so I must live" and jumped out.

The lawyer then said, "I'm the smartest man
in the world, I deserve to live!" He grabbed
a parachute and jumped.

The priest looked at the little boy and
said, "My son, I've lived a long and
full life. You are young and have your
whole life ahead of you. Take the last
parachute and live in peace."

The little boy handed the parachute back
to the priest and said, "Not to worry,
Father. The smartest man in the world just
took off with my back pack."