A young man, named Chuck, bought a horse from a farmer for $250. The farmer agreed to deliver the horse the next day. The next day, the farmer drove up to Chuck's house and said, "sorry son, but I have some bad news, the horse died."
Chuck replied, "well, just give me my money back then."
The farmer said, "I 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 a fiver each and made a profit of $2495."
The farmer said, "didn't anyone complain?"
Chuck said, "just the guy who won. So I gave him his fiver back."
Chuck grew up and now works for the government.