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Special Edition: Horse Trading…

A guest post from Scenarios and Strategy

In this brief moment of radio contact between two trips out of range, a brief story…  From my friend Don Laurie, a tale that’s altogether too appropriate to our times:

Young Chuck moved to Montana and bought a horse from a farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the
next day.

The next day he 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 it already.

Chuck said, “Ok, then, just bring me the dead horse.”

The farmer asked, “What ya gonna do with him?

Chuck said, “I’m going to raffle him off.”

The farmer 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 two dollars 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 two dollars back.”

Chuck grew up, moved east, and got a job working for Fannie Mae.


(For my part, I should be back on the ranch by sometime later next week…)

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February 12, 2009 at 3:37 pm

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