Marvin and Leroy


Marvin and Leroy saw an ad in the Starkville Mississippi Daily News, and bought a mule for $100.
The seller agreed to deliver it the next morning, but when he drove up he said, “Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news, the mule died last night.”
Marvin and Leroy replied, “Well, then just give us our money back.”
The farmer said, “Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.”
They said, “OK then, just bring us the dead mule.”
The farmer asked, “What in the world ya’ll gonna do with a dead mule?”
Leroy said, “We gonna raffle him off.”
The farmer said, “You can’t raffle off a dead mule!”
Marvin said, “We shor can!  Heck, we don’t hafta tell nobody he’s dead!”
A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Marvin and Leroy at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store and asked, “What’d you fellers ever do with that dead mule?”
They said,”We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do.”
Leroy said,”Shucks, we sold 500 tickets fer two dollars apiece and made a profit of $998.”
The farmer said,”Gol dern, didn’t anyone complain?”
Marvin said, “Well, the feller who won got upset.  So we gave him his two dollars back.”
Marvin and Leroy now work for the government in Washington overseeing the Deficit Reduction Program.
Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms:

  • One in office
  • One in prison

Illinois already does this.
H/t beloved fellow FS!  😉
~Eowyn

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  1. An incident very similar to this took place in 1970, when I relocated to the Slocan Valley in SE British Columbia. This is also the home for hundreds of Russian-Christian heritage Doukhobors, which was a strong attraction for me, as I wanted my future children to be raised in a Christian community [think Amish, Mennonite, Hutterite, etc.]. Of course, there are rogues in every community!
    It seems that when Mike sold his farm, the buyer asked if he could buy Mike’s cow as well. Sure, replied Mike, $400 please! The buyer paid, then departed for Vancouver to get his belongings and return. Meanwhile, Mike sold the cow to a second party, who of course promptly removed it from the property.
    When the buyer returned he discovered his cow was gone. After a few inquiries he learned who the cow’s second buyer was, and went to see him. The cow’s newest owner refused to return the cow, as the first buyer had no bill of sale, and most cows lack serial numbers. Mike was nowhere to be found, of course, gone fishing, etc.
    A friend of mine’s parents bought a small farm near the village of Slocan, then went back to Chicago to get their children and belongings. When they returned they found the seller had cut the cedars surrounding the entry and garage, greatly lessening the attractiveness of the property. So it goes. Country bumpkins can outfox city slickers easily!

     
  2. I’d have to go w/Steve’s very wise comment. These foxes knew exactly what they were doing, just wanted to skin the buyer! Of course, what reputation they had quickly evaporated –or was reinforced!– as in rural communities that may be all one has, and is extremely crucial.

     
  3. Or, as Calvin said to Hobbes as they were about to escape from Calvin’s 2nd floor bedroom window on a rope made from his bedsheets, when Hobbes asked him “Does your mother know about this?” Calvin replied “Questions you already know the answer to, you don’t have to ask!”
    I was raised by strict old country Italians. If one of us kids were caught lying, the beatings were twice as bad: one for the incident and the next for lying about it. How times have changed!! Can ya imagine what the 585 politicos responsible for the USofA would look like now, under that penalty?

     
  4. What a riot! This is a perfect definition of a Ponzi Scheme!

     

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