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December 19, 2009

Donkey Business

Young Chuck moved to Texas and bought a donkey from a farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. The next day the farmer drove up and said, 'Sorry Chuck, but I have some bad news, the donkey died.'

Chuck replied, 'Well, then just give me my money back.'

The farmer said, 'Can't do that. I went and spent it already.'

Chuck said, 'OK, then, just bring me the dead donkey.'


The farmer asked, 'What ya gonna do with a dead donkey?'

Chuck said, 'I'm going to raffle him off.'

The farmer said 'You can't raffle off a dead donkey!'

Chuck said, 'Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead.'

A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, 'What happened with that dead donkey?'

Chuck said, 'I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars apiece and made a profit of $898.00.'

The farmer said, 'Didn't anyone complain?'

Chuck said, 'Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back.'

Chuck now works for JP Morgan.

Note: A reader sent this in to The Daily Dish.

7 comments:

Shadow said...

that's one smart dude!

Bogey said...

Never mind JP Morgan, he should be in the government the way he pulled the wool over everybody's eyes. Cute.....very cute!

smiles4u said...

Cute story! Happy Saturday!

Unknown Mami said...

That's a good one.

Beth said...

Apparently, I need to set up a raffle.

Brian Miller said...

lol. i was going to say, sure sounds like a swindler...lol.

Spencer L Casey said...

That is the exact philosophy companies use when advertising Money Back Guarantee for products that are total SH&T. Whether the product is crap or not, most will not go through the trouble of getting back their money. So sell anything (i.e. as seen on TV,) just sell it cheap enough that people won't want their money back when they get it.