The Donkey Auction

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The Donkey Auction

Post by dragonflydrummer » Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:12 pm

THE DONKEY AUCTION

A city boy, Kenny, moved to the country and bought a
donkey from an old farmer for $100.00.  The farmer
agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.

The next day the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry son,
but I have some bad news, the donkey died."

Kenny replied, "Well then, just give me my money
back."

The farmer said, "Can't do that. I went and spent it
already."

Kenny said, "OK then, just unload the donkey."

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

Kenny, "I'm going to raffle him off."

Farmer, " You can't raffle off a dead donkey!"

Kenny, "Sure I can.  Watch me.  I just won't tell
anybody he is dead."


A month later the farmer met up with Kenny and asked,
"What happened with that dead donkey?"

Kenny, "I raffled him off.  I sold 500 tickets at two
dollars a piece and made a profit of $898.00."

Farmer, "Didn't anyone complain?"

Kenny, " Just the guy who won.  So I gave him his two
dollars back."

Kenny grew up and eventually became the chairman of Enron.


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Post by davisherm » Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:15 pm

:lol:

I like it. I like it a lot.

Although wouldn't it be $998.00
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ulp....

Post by dragonflydrummer » Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:19 pm

I stand corrected.
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Post by Rain ForestMoon » Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:18 pm

As a former accountant I have to say that the original profit figure of 898 was correct:
Income 1000
expenses 100 for the donkey and 2 for the refund.
Net profit 898.
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Post by davisherm » Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:21 am

Rain ForestMoon wrote:As a former accountant I have to say that the original profit figure of 898 was correct:
Income 1000
expenses 100 for the donkey and 2 for the refund.
Net profit 898.
Aha - I am the suck at math.
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Post by scoia » Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:39 pm

oh gods. #-o
First they ignore you.
Then they laught at you.
Then they fight you.
Then you win.
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Post by Artemisblessed » Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:59 pm

enlighten me, what is enron?
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Post by Ragnar » Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:19 am

You really, really dont want to know!

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Post by Baylee » Tue Jul 12, 2005 11:02 am

You don't. Believe me.
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