Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Feltenstein’s Uncommon Wisdom: You Can’t Raffle Off a Dead Horse


Did you know you can’t raffle a dead horse?

Young Chuck in Montana bought a horse from a farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next day the farmer drove up 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 the money already.” Chuck said, “Ok, then just bring me the dead horse.” The farmer asked, “What ya going to do with him?” Chuck said, “I’m gonna raffle him off.” The farmer laughed and 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 $2.00 a piece and made a profit of $998.”

The farmer said, “Didn’t anyone complain?” Chuck said, “Just the guy who won. So I gave him his $2.00 back.”

Chuck grew up and now works for the government. He’s the one who figured out how this “bail-out” is going to work.




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