Simon: Welcome to the bar, my friend. Man 2: Yeah. It’s a pleasure Simon: You look like a new fella here. You’re
enjoying a pint and I like to see that. Man: Absolutely. Simon: I don’t know if you know me or not.
I’m a little guy who likes to do a couple of betchas on our customers. Just for fun,
you know. Man: That sounds interesting. Simon: Well, maybe for a drink. Man: Why not? Simon: A little puzzle for you. Man: Okay Simon: I don’t know why, my cat likes wine.
So I pulled this out from my cat and that’s a little puzzle for you. All you’ve got to
do is get that wine into that glass, but you can’t lift up the saucer. You’ve got to pretend
you’re a cat. You see, you’ve got paws so you can’t lift up the saucer and that’s the
whole bet. I’m prepared to bet you that I can do it., and here’s our bet. Man: Let’s do it. Simon: If I can do it, you buy me a drink. Man: That sounds fair. Simon: If not, I’ll buy you two drinks. Man: Oh, that’s better than fair, okay. Simon: See now you’re a happy camper, aren’t
you? Man: How can it get better than this? Simon: You look a little frisky my friend. Man: All right. Simon: Do you want to think about how it might
be done? Man: Let me give it some thought. Simon: There’s no way he’ll work this out.
Nope? Man: No, I think you got me on this. I don’t
know. I don’t think you can do it. Simon: Well, I can and I’ll show you how. Man: That remains to be seen. Simon: It all involves a book of matches.
Doesn’t seem logical at the start, but you bend your book of matches, so it will stand
up. Man: Okay Simon: And you dip that in the wine. It’s
a frisky little book of matches. Man: It is. Simon: There we go. Then you light the matches
and you turn the glass over the top, and the friction, the vacuum pulls the wine into the
glass. Man: That is amazing. Simon: See, I didn’t say which way up the
glass had to be nor did I say the wine had to be drinkable. Man: No,that was brilliant. I owe you a drink. Simon: That’s always the way, my friend. Man: You’re the best. Simon: I’m never a loser.