A young guy called tommy bought a horse from a farmer.
For $250 and the farmer agreed to deliver the horse to Tommy the following day.
The next day though, the farmer turned up at Tommy’s house and said,
“Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the horse died.”
Tommy replied, “Well, then just give me my money back.
The farmer said, “Sorry, I can’t do that.
I went and spent it already.”
Tommy then said, “Okay, then, just bring me the dead horse.”
The farmer was surprised and asked Tommy, “Why?
What ya gonna do with him?”
Tommy replied, “I’m going to raffle him off.”
The farmer laughed and said, “You can’t raffle off a dead horse!
Who’d buy a ticket?”
Tommy answered, “Sure I can, just watch me.
I just won’t tell anybody the horse is dead.”
A month later, the farmer met up with Tommy again and asked,
“What happened with that dead horse in the end.
Did you raffle him off?”
Tommy said, “I sure did.
I sold 500 tickets at $5 a piece.”
The farmer said, “Didn’t anyone complain?”
Tommy smiled and said, “Just the guy who won.
So I gave him his $5 back.