Man Buys A Dead Horse Without Knowing It

There is an old expression that we should keep in mind when we are purchasing anything: ‘Let the buyer beware’. It’s important to remember because we don’t always get what we pay for. It isn’t always the fault of the seller, sometimes it is our fault for jumping headlong into something that was just too good to be true. It is beautifully illustrated in this joke about a man who bought a dead horse for $250. Would he be able to get out of the situation? His creativity helped him in a hilarious way.

A young man named Chuck 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 Chuck’s house and said, Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the horse died.

Chuck replied, Well, then just give me my money back.

The farmer said, Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.

Chuck said, Okay, then, just bring me the dead horse.

The farmer asked, What ya gonna do with him?

Chuck said, I’m going to raffle him off.

The farmer said, You can’t raffle off a dead horse!

Chuck said, Sure I can, Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.

A month Later, the farmer met up with Chuck and asked, What happened with that dead horse?

Chuck said, I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at five dollars apiece and made a profit of $2495.

The farmer said, Didn’t anyone complain?

Chuck said, Just the guy who won. So I gave him his five dollars back.

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