Monday, April 6, 2009

How to Profit in an Unstable World?


A city boy, Kenny, moved to the country and bought a donkey from an old farmer for $100. 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, at least give me the donkey." The farmer asked, "What ya gonna do with him?" Kenny stated, "I'm going to raffle him off." The Farmer replied, "You can't raffle off a dead donkey!" Kenny then said, "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 said, "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece and made a profit of $898."

The Farmer replied, "Didn't anyone complain?"

Kenny stated, "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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