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 the farmer 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 $898."

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.
P.S. He's the one who figured out how this "bail-out" is going to work


Anonymous said...

For those of you who remember the homeless cell phone nonsense last week, the Washington Post had a good story this morning on how mobile phones function in the homeless community, including how they pay for minutes with jars of quarters and keep calls to the shortest of short for obvious reasons.

As we discussed, the homeless noted that the phones are really their only way to stay in contact with people.

Anonymous said...

Well, now they're just lazy, also, ACRON!!11!!!, telprompter, also, too, also...

Anonymous said...

If the person who wrote this ever goes to work for the government I hope it's not in a job that needs math. Sell 500 tickets for $2 each and refund $2 gives you a profit of $998.

Anonymous said...

But minus the original 100 he spent on the dead horse, Chuck profits totalled 898 dollars. The math was right.

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