“I’m sick of all these conferences. I always say the same things again and again!”
The driver agrees: “You’re right. As your driver, I attended all conferences, and even though I don’t know anything about science, I could give the conference in your place.”
“That’s a great idea!” says Einstein. “Let’s switch places then!”
So they interchange their clothes and as soon as they arrive, the driver dressed like Einstein and goes on stage and starts giving the similar speech, while the real Einstein, dressed as the car driver, attends it.
But in the crowd, there is one scientist who wants to impress everyone and plans to ask a very difficult question to Einstein in the hope that he won’t be able to answer. So this guy stands up and cut in the conference by posing his very difficult question. The whole room goes silent, holding their breath, waiting for the response.
The driver looks at him, straight in the eye, and says :
“Sir, your question is so easy to answer that I’m going to let my driver reply to it for me.”