A man bought a
donkey from an old farmer for $100. The farmer
agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.
Some morning, the
farmer drove up and said, "Sorry, but I've got
some bad news. The donkey died."
"Well then, just
give me my money back."
"Can't do that. I
spent it already," replied the farmer.
"OK then, just
unload the donkey."
"What're you gonna
do with a dead donkey?" asked the farmer.
"I'm gonna raffle
"Ya can't raffle
off a dead donkey!" exclaimed the farmer.
"Sure I can. Watch
me. I just won't tell anyone he's dead."
A month later the
farmer met up with the guy and asked about what
happened with the dead donkey. "I raffled him
off. I sold 500 tickets at $2 apiece and
made a profit
"Didn't no one
complain?" asked the farmer.
"Just the guy who
won. So I gave him his $2 back."