Thursday, November 05, 2009

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade

Raj, moved to the village and bought a donkey from an old farmer for Rs..1000. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. 
The next day the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry Raj-ji, but I have some bad news. The donkey died while I was bringing him here." 
Raj replied: "Well then, just give me my money back." 
The farmer said: "Can't do that either. I went and spent it already." 
Raj said: "OK then, just unload the donkey." 
The farmer asked: "What you are going to do with a dead donkey?" 
Raj: "I'm going to raffle him off." (Note: Raffle is like lottery - a group of people draw lots each paying the same amount for a ticket and there is a big prize for the people who win.) 
Farmer: "You can't raffle off a dead donkey!" 
Raj: "Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead." 
A month later the farmer met up with Raj and asked, "What happened with that dead donkey?" 
Raj: "I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at Rs.10 each and made a profit of Rs.4990 with the donkey worth Rs.1000 as the prize." 
Farmer: "Didn't anyone complain?" 
Raj: "Just the guy who won. So I gave him back his Rs.10" 

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