When an Old Hillbilly Farmer Is Plowing His Field, His Wife Comes out to Nag Him

Jokes about contentious husband and wife relationships are literally as old as the hills. As long as people have been married and tying their lives to another human being, there have been jokes about how hard relationships are. Now to be fair,  most relationships bring more joy than sorrow, but it’s still fun to joke about the little things people do in relationships. For most of us, we’d not trade our spouses and partners for a million bucks. OK, maybe for a million bucks. See what I did there? A perfect example of the kind of jokes couples makes among each other. For example, my favorite thing to say to my husband is that “Well, you’ll never catch me complaining…” He laughs along gamely, of course. He knows his role. Enjoy this joke below, and remember, it’s all in good fun.

An old hillbilly farmer had a wife who nagged him unmercifully. From morning until night (and sometimes later), she was always complaining about something. The only time he got any relief was when he was out plowing with his old mule. He tried to plow a lot.

One day, when he was out plowing, his wife brought him lunch in the field. He drove the old mule into the shade, sat down on a stump, and began to eat his lunch. Immediately, his wife began pestering him. Complain, nag, nag; it just went on and on.

All of a sudden, the old mule lashed out with both hind feet; caught her smack in the back of the head. Killed her dead on the spot.

At the funeral several days later, the minister noticed something rather odd. When a woman mourner would approach the old farmer, he would listen for a minute, then nod his head in agreement; but when a man mourner approached him, he would listen for a minute, then shake his head in disagreement.

This was so consistent, the minister decided to ask the old farmer about it. So after the funeral, the minister spoke to the old farmer, and asked him why he nodded his head and agreed with the women, but always shook his head and disagreed with all the men.

The old farmer said, “Well, the women would come up and say something about how nice my wife looked, or how pretty her dress was, so I’d nod my head in agreement.”

“And what about the men?” the minister asked.

“They wanted to know if the mule was for sale.”

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