Monday, February 09, 2009


I often wonder who sits around and comes up with these modern day e-mail parables. I get a handful of them every week and some are pretty damn amusing, like the one I'll share today. Thanks to Robert Earl for sending my way.


The Dead Horse

Young Chuck in Montana bought a horse from a farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day.

The next day he drove up and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news... the horse 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 horse."

The farmer asked, "What ya gonna do with him?"

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

The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead horse!"

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 horse?"

Chuck said, "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece and made a profit of $998."

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

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

Chuck grew up and now works for the government. He was the one who figured out how to "bail us out."

1 comment:

Coolerboy said...

Nice, except that the government is selling herds of horses. Some of which will be dead, some alive. Apparently no way to tell how many of each and the buyers will be aware of that. I'm not saying the government is correct, but this parable is slightly misleading.