Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Buyer beware

This has been flying around on the internet. It's always good for a laugh:

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 he drove up and said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the donkey died."

Chuck: "Well, then just give me my money back."
Farmer: "Can't do that. I went and spent it already."
Chuck: "Ok, then, just bring me the dead donkey."
Farmer: "What ya gonna do with him?"
Chuck: "I'm going to raffle him off."
Farmer: "You can't raffle off a dead donkey!"
Chuck: "Sure I can, watch me! I just won't tell anybody he's dead."
A month later, the farmer met up with Chuck.
Farmer: "What happened with that dead donkey?"
Chuck: "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece and made a profit of $898."
Farmer: "Didn't anyone complain?"
Chuck: "Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back."

Chuck now works for Goldman Sachs