NWA-PCUG Newsletter Article, February 2004
Just For Grins
“More on Enron Economics...”

From The LangaList Newsletter

  • An old country farmer with serious financial problems bought a mule from another old farmer for $100, who agreed to deliver the mule the next day.

  • However, the next day he drove up and said, “Sorry, but I have some bad news.” “The mule died.”

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

  • “Can't do that. I went and spent it already.”

  • “OK, then. Just unload the mule.”

  • “What ya gonna do with a dead mule?”

  • “I'm going to raffle him off.”

  • “You can't raffle off a dead mule!”

  • “Sure I can. I just won't tell anybody he's dead.”

  • A month later the two met up and the farmer who sold the mule asked, “Whatever happened with that dead mule?”

  • “I raffled him off just like I said I would. I sold 500 tickets at $2 each and made a profit of $898.”

  • “Didn't anyone complain?”

  • “Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back.”

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