A man 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.'
The man replied, 'Well then just give me my money back.'
The farmer said, 'Can't do that. I've already spent it.'
The man said, 'OK, then, just bring me the dead donkey.'
The farmer asked, 'What are you going to do with him?'
To which the man replied, 'I'm going to raffle him off.'
The farmer said, 'You can't raffle a dead donkey!'
The man said, 'Sure I can. Watch me. I just won't tell anybody he's dead.'
A month later, the farmer met up with the man and asked, 'What happened with that dead donkey?'
The man 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?'
The man said, 'Just the guy who won. So I gave him his £2 back.'
The man is now the CEO of a well known and successful banking corporation.