A city boy moved to the country and bought a donkey from an old farmer for $50. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.
The next day the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry, but I have some bad news. The donkey died."
I replied, "Well then, just give me my money back."
The farmer said, "Can't do that. I spent it already."
I said, "Okay then, just unload the donkey."
The farmer said, "What are you going to do with him?"
I replied "I'll just raffle him off."
He said "You can't raffle off a dead donkey."
To which I said "Sure I can. Watch me."
A month later the farmer met up with me and asked, "What happened with that dead donkey?" I said "I raffled him off -- sold 500 tickets at $2 apiece and made a profit of $948."
Farmer: "Did anyone complain?"
I replied "Just the guy who won. So I gave him back his $2."