Curtis and Leroy saw an ad in the daily newspaper and bought a horse for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the animal the next day. When the scheduled time arrived, the farmer drove up and said, "Sorry, fellows, I got some bad news fer ya. The horse died last night of colic."
Curtis & Leroy replied, "Well, then just give us our money back."
"Can't do that," the farmer replied. "I went and spent it already."
They said, "OK then, just bring us the dead horse."
The farmer asked, "What in the world ya'll gonna do with a dead horse?"
Curtis said, "We gonna raffle him off."
The farmer said, "You can't raffle off a dead horse... he's dead!"
Leroy said, "We sure can! Heck, we don't hafta tell nobody he's dead!"
A couple of weeks later, the farmer ran into Curtis & Leroy at the local market and asked, "What'd you fellers ever do with that dead critter?"
They said, "We raffled him off like we said we wuz gonna do."
Leroy said, "Shucks, we sold 500 tickets fer two dollars a piece and made a profit of $898!"
The farmer said, "My Lord, didn't anyone complain?"
Curtis said, "Well, the feller who won got kinda upset. So we gave him his two dollars back."