If you need a good laugh today, this is for you! I received this recently from my good buddy, Steve Orr. Since I couldn’t find an author for the tale, I’m assuming it’s one of Steve’s “true life” stories. Hope you enjoy it.
Curtis & Leroy saw an ad in the Starkville Daily in Starkville, MS and bought a mule for $100.00. The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day.
The next morning the farmer drove up and said, “Sorry, fellas, I have some bad news. The mule died last night.”
Curtis & Leroy replied, “Well, just give us our money back.”
The farmer said, “Sorry fellas, I can’t do that. I went and spent it already.”
They said, “Okay, then, just bring us the dead mule.”
The farmer asked, “What in the world ya’ll gonna do with a dead mule?”
Curtis said, “We gonna raffle him off.”
The farmer said, “You can’t raffle off a dead mule!”
Leroy said, “We sure can. Heck, we don’t hafta tell anybody he’s dead.”
A couple of weeks later the old farmer ran into Curtis & Leroy at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store. He 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 for 2 dollars apiece and made a profit of $898.”
The farmer said, “My Lord, didn’t anybody complain?”
Curtis said, “Well, the feller who won was upset, so we gave him his two dollars back.”
Curtis & Leroy now work for the government.
They’re overseeing the bailout program.