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How an Irishman made a lot with a dead donkey

30 December 2017 12:58:37


Young Paddy bought a donkey from a farmer for €100.
The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. 
The next day he drove up and said, 'Sorry son, 
but I have some bad news. The donkey's died.'
Paddy replied, 'Well then just give me my money back.'
The farmer said, 'Can't do that. I've already spent it.' 
Paddy said, 'OK, then, just bring me the dead donkey.'
The farmer asked, 'What are you going to do with him?'
Paddy said, 'I'm going to raffle him off.'
The farmer said, 'You can't raffle a dead donkey!'
Paddy said, 'Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody 
he's dead.'
A month later, the farmer met up with Paddy and asked, 
' What happened with that dead donkey?'
Paddy said, 'I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at €2 each 
and made a profit of €898' 
The farmer said, 'Didn't anyone complain?'
Paddy said, 'Just the guy who won. So I gave him his €2 back.' Paddy now works for the Bank of Ireland
Not my composition . My nephew,John sent it to me by e-mail just before I went to Dublin.


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DecfromTipp DecfromTipp 31 December 2017 20:23:50

That’s Economics Dick . Let the buyer beware 

fraoch fraoch 31 December 2017 22:40:48

Nice one!


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