A broker named, Jean Paul, moved to Texas and bought a donkey from an old farmer named Ben for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.
The next day, Ben drove up and said,
• Ben: Sorry, but I have some bad news. The donkey died.
• Jean Paul: Well, then, just give me the money back,
• Ben: Can't do that. I went and spent it already.
• Jean Paul: OK, then. Just unload the donkey,
• Ben: What ya going to do with him?
• Jean Paul: I'm going to raffle him off,
• Ben: You can't raffle off a dead donkey!
• Jean Paul: Sure can. Watch me. I just won't tell that he's dead,
A month later Ben met up with the Cajun and asked,
• Ben: What happened with that dead donkey?
• Jean Paul: I raffled him off, I did. I sold 500-hunderd tickets at two dollars apiece and made a profit of $898,
• Ben: Didn't anyone complain?
• Jean Paul: Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back.