This might be a true story.
When Tim was a youth in Thailand he bought a horse from a local farmer for 4000 Baht (about $100 dollars). The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next day the farmer walked up and said, "Sorry, but I have some bad news... the horse died." Tim replied, well then, just give me my money back." The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went into Bangkok and spent it already." Tim said, "Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse." The farmer asked, "What ya gonna do with him?" Tim said, "I'm going to raffle him off." The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead horse!" Tim said, "Sure I can, watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead." A month later, the farmer met up with Tim and asked, "What happened with that dead horse?" Tim said, "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at 75 Baht each (two dollars) and made a profit of 37,000 Baht ($998)." The farmer said, "Didn't anyone complain?" Tim said, "Just the guy who won. So I gave him his 75 Baht back." Tim grew up and now works for the U.S. government. He's the one who figured out how this "bail-out" is going to work. Tim’s full name is Timothy F. Geithner