Rupert 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's died.' Rupert replied, 'Well then just give me my money back.
' The farmer said, 'Can't do that. I've already spent it.
' Rupert said, 'OK, then, just bring me the dead donkey.
' The farmer asked, 'What are you going to do with him?
' Rupert said, 'I'm going to raffle him off.
' The farmer said, 'You can't raffle a dead donkey!
' Rupert said, 'Of course I can, I just won't tell anybody he's dead.
' A month later, the farmer met up with Rupert and asked, 'What happened with that dead donkey?
' Rupert said, 'I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at £2 each and made a profit of £898'
The farmer said, 'Didn't anyone complain?
' Rupert said, 'Just the guy who won. So I gave him his £2 back.
' (Rupert is now a manager in a bank)