Curtis & Leroy saw an ad in the newspaper, stating that a mule was for
sale. They bought the mule for $100.
The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day but, the next morning,
the farmer drove up and said, “Sorry, fellows. I have some bad news. The
mule died last night.”
Curtis replied, “Well then just give us our money back.”
The farmer said, “Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.”
Leroy said, “OK then, just bring us the dead mule.”
The farmer asked, “What in the world ya’ll gonna do with a dead
Curtis said, “We gonna raffle him off.”
“You can’t raffle off a dead mule!” said the farmer.
Leroy said, “We shor can! Heck, we don’t hafta tell nobody he’s
A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Curtis & Leroy at the grocery
store and asked, “What’d you fellers ever do with that dead mule?”
Curtis replied, “We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do.
Shucks, we sold 500 tickets fer two dollars a ticket and made a profit of
The farmer said, “But didn’t anyone complain?”
Leroy replied, “Well, the feller who won it got a might upset so we
gave him his two dollars back.”
Curtis and Leroy now work for the government. They’re overseeing the Bailout
& Stimulus Programs.
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