Auctioning A Dead Horse

I heard this story a long time ago and thought it was hilarious so I am re-posting. I would give credit but I have zero idea where this ever came from.

A young man named Al bought a horse from a farmer for $250. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next day, the farmer drove up to Al’s house and said, “Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the horse died.”

Al replied, “Well, then just give me my money back.”

The farmer said, “Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.”

Al said, “Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse.”

The farmer asked, “What ya gonna do with him?”

Al said, “I’m going to raffle him off.”

The farmer said, “You can’t raffle off a dead horse!”

Al said, “Sure I can, Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.”

A month Later, the farmer met up with Al and asked, “What happened with that dead horse?”

Al said, “I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at five dollars a piece and made a profit of $2495.”

The farmer said, “Didn’t anyone complain?”

Al said, “Just the guy who won. So I gave him his five dollars back.”

Al grew up and now works for the government.

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