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A Fairy Tale story.... of the Budget!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:52 pm
by Honda T
A young man named Gordon bought a donkey from an old farmer for

The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day, but when the
farmer drove up he said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news... the
donkey is on my truck, but unfortunately he's dead."

Gordon replied, "Well then, just give me my money back."

The farmer said, "I can't do that, because I've spent it already."

Gordon said, "OK then, well just unload the donkey anyway."

The farmer asked, "What are you going to do with him?"

Gordon answered, "I'm going to raffle him off."

To which the farmer exclaimed, "Surely you can't raffle off a dead

But Gordon, with a wicked smile on his face said, "Of course I can,
you watch me. I just won't bother to tell anybody
that he's dead."

A month later the farmer met up with Gordon and asked, "What happened
with that dead donkey?"

Gordon said, "I raffled him off, sold 500 tickets at two pounds a
piece, and made a huge, fat profit!!"

Totally amazed, the farmer asked, "Didn't anyone complain that you
had stolen their money because you lied about the donkey being dead?"

To which Gordon replied, "The only guy who found out about the donkey
being dead was the raffle winner when he came to claim his prize. So
I gave him his £2 raffle ticket money back plus an extra £200, which as
you know is double the going rate for a donkey, so he thought I was a
great guy!!"

Gordon grew up and eventually became the Chancellor of the Exchequer,
and no matter how many times he lied, or how much money he stole from
the British voters, as long as he gave them back some of the stolen
money, most of them, unfortunately, still thought he was a great guy.

The moral of this story is that, if you think Gordon is about to play
fair and do something for the everyday people of the country for once
in his miserable, lying life, think again my friend, because you'll
be better off flogging a dead donkey!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:38 pm
by Moon
Class...I like it. ;)


Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:54 pm
by cybernex

True, so very true!!

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:18 pm
by Blackbird
>round of applause<
V good stuff.

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:00 pm
by serpantine
Awesome :D I just hope our nation has more intelligence than the US (we shall see.) The only thing I didn't like is there was no magic beans in the story.

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:02 pm
by Barry the Time Sprout
Bravo, well said that man

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:57 pm
by Big Lazy
Oh and how so true