Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Mule

A newly wed farmer and his wife were visited by her mother, who immediately demanded an inspection of their place. The farmer had tried to be nice to his new mother-in-law, hoping that it could be a friendly relationship. But, she kept nagging at them whenever she got the chance, making life unbearable to the farmer and his new bride.

While they were walking through the barn, the farmer’s mule suddenly reared up and kicked the mother-in-law in the head, killing her instantly.

At the funeral service a few days later, the farmer stood near the casket and greeted folks as they walked by.

The pastor noticed that whenever a woman would whisper to the farmer, he'd nod his head yes and then say something. But, whenever a man whispered to the farmer, he would shake his head no and mumble a reply. Curious as to this unusual behavior, the pastor later asked the farmer what that was all about.

The farmer replied, The women would say, "What an awful tragedy", and I'd nod my head yes and say, "Yes, it was."

The men would ask, "Can I borrow that mule?" and I'd say, "I can't. It's all booked up for a year."

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