Shawn & George saw an ad in the Ottawa Daily and bought a mule for $100.
The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day.
The next morning the farmer drove up and said,"Sorry, fellows, I have some bad news eh, the mule… died last night."
Shawn & George replied,"Well, then just give us our money back."
The farmer said,"Can't do that. I went and spent it already."
They said, "OK then, just bring us the dead mule."
The farmer asked, "What in the world ya'll gonna do with a dead mule eh?"
George said, "We gonna raffle him off."
The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead mule!"
Shawn said, "We shore can! Heck, we don't hafta tell nobody he's dead!"
A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Shawn & George at the local grocery store and asked. "What'd you fellers ever do with that dead mule?"
They said,"We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do."
Shawn said,"We sold 500 tickets fer two dollars apiece and made a profit of $898 eh."
The farmer said,"My Lord, didn't anyone complain?"
George said, "Well, the feller who won got upset. So we gave him his two dollars back."
Shawn & George now work for the government running the Economic Action Plan.