Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sounds Like Wall Street

I'm still trying to recover from a lack of sleep over the past couple of days. We had a night job out at Intel on Thursday and Friday nights. Started at 5pm and worked until 5am and 4am respectively. If you haven't seen me at your sites that's why. I've got one more day of back breaking work tomorrow and then it'll calm down for a bit.


Thought since my brain is still in neutral right now, I'd leave you with this bit of Texas wisdom that was sent to me. Hope you enjoy.


How the bail out works....

Young Chuck moved to Texas and bought a Donkey from a farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the Donkey the next day.

The next day he drove up and said, 'Sorry son, but I have some bad News, the donkey died.' Chuck replied, 'Well, then just give me my money back.' The farmer said, 'Can't do that. I went and spent it already.'

Chuck said, 'Ok, then, just bring me the dead donkey.' 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 donkey!' 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 donkey?'

Chuck said, 'I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars a piece and made a profit of $998.' The farmer said, 'Didn't anyone complain?' Chuck said, 'Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back.' Chuck now works for Goldman Sachs.

31 comments:

AirmanMom said...

I'm not sure it I want to laugh or cry.
Truth hurts!


~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Gene Bach said...

Funny man. Here's something else that's funny, for me anyway. I just added up the days I will actually HAVE to sho up for work between now and when I retire on Feb 16 and I came up with 22. Sounds like too much to me...may have to take another 22 days off.

Dianne said...

I used to work a job where the scehdule changed a lot. It's hard to go from days to nights isn't it?

CrazyCath said...

Oh my Jeff, that is the best and simplest explanation (one I can understand! lol) of this whole situation that I have ever seen.

Just brilliant. Entrepreneurial or robbery and deceit?

Mimi Lenox said...

You've been tagged by the Queen of Memes!
The Peace Meme

nitebyrd said...

I think I'll get those dead donkeys out of my 401K, this is BRILLIANT!!!

Thanks for the laugh, Jeff. It's better to laugh than cry.

Go get some rest!

katherine. said...

smart guy that chuck...

need to find me a dead donkey...

San said...

Maybe that should have been a dead elephant.

:-0

Real Live Lesbian said...

Excellent!

Hope you're feeling better after a good night's sleep!

Desert Songbird said...

Great joke.

You're not missing much at my blog; I'm still on "hiatus."

Sandi McBride said...

Now that's what I call a businessman...lets hope he doesn't get into the Real Estate Market!
Sandi

Mel said...

LOL

<-- just laughing

Akelamalu said...

Night shifts are hard.

That's how to get rich!

Bond said...

BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeff B said...

Hey all, thanks for dropping by even though I haven't been returning the favor lately. I'm finally caught up on the sleep now. Guess that means I have to get my butt in gear doesn't it?

Rhea said...

Dang, that's some smart thinking. Makes me proud to be a Texan...I think. lol Too funny, Jeff!

Raven said...

Very funny. Sorry you are working so hard. Hope you get overtime at least.

Zathyn Priest said...

Wonder if I could do the same with a dead computer?

david mcmahon said...

Sachs education!!

~*Liz*~ said...

Hahaha. That really sucks, doesn't it!

~Liz
www.AGiveawayADay.blogspot.com

Maggie May said...

That was really funny. Came over from David's. congratulations on POTD

buffalodick said...

If you've ever heard of a scam called "The Ponzi Scheme" It's sort of what they do! The person will get a handful of investors, and promise them 150% return on their money. They go recruit more people telling them what a deal this is.. The person then takes the new money coming in, pays the initial investors, who tell more people it really works! And so on... until he skips town or gets caught..

Lee said...

Very funny! And I totally believe it. LOL!

Congrats on making David's Post of the Day list.

Cheers!

CrystalChick said...

HAHA!
Hope you are getting some rest.
Have a nice weekend. :)

Marilyn said...

Wow. Andy suggested we raffle off our house. Of course it isn't dead, but it would be kinda the same thing.

I hope the Intel job pays well for the hassle of night work and you get some rest soon.

Dr.John said...

Well now I know how it works. Will the government give me my $2 back?

Amazing Gracie said...

Oh my. Complicated things can be so simply put. Even I understood that.
Hope your load eases up...
~~~Blessings~~~

B. Roan said...

Thanks for the chuckle!

Ron said...

Hiya Jeff!

Just stopped by to say Hi and see how you were doing.

Hope all is well with work and that you had a relaxing weekend!

Later gator!

Gene Bach said...

Hey loser, did you die? If so, can I have your Treager?

Since you won't post anything new I decided to go ahead and start blogging again. Put up a post about hunting with Sarah just a bit ago. We had a great time on Saturday.

See you scumbag.

david mcmahon said...

Wot? No updates in 10 days? Hope all is well with you, my friend.