A young man named Dan 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 Dan’s house and said, ‘Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the horse died.’
Dan replied, ‘Well, then just give me my money back.’
The farmer said, ‘Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.’
Dan said, ‘Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse.’
The farmer asked, ‘What ya gonna do with him?
Dan said, ‘I’m going to raffle him off.’
The farmer said, ‘You can’t raffle off a dead horse!’
Dan said, ‘Sure I can, Watch me. I just won’t tell any body he’s dead.’
A month later, the farmer met up with Dan and asked, ‘What happened with that dead horse?’
Dan 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?’
Dan said, ‘Just the guy who won. So I gave him his five dollars back.’
Dan grew up and works now for the government.