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! 😉