A husband and wife were driving down a country lane on their way to visit some friends.
They came to a muddy patch in the road and the car became bogged.
After a few minutes of trying to get the car out by themselves, they saw a young farmer coming down the lane, driving some oxen before him.
The farmer stopped when he saw the couple in trouble and offered to pull the car out of the mud for $50.
The husband accepted and minutes later the car was free. The farmer turned to the husband and said, “You know, you’re the tenth car I’ve helped out of the mud today.”
The husband looks around at the fields incredulously and asks the farmer, “When do you have time to plow your land? At night?”
“No,” the young farmer replied seriously, “Night is when I put the water in the hole.”
A man walks past a beggar every day and gives him $2.00
A man walks past a beggar every day and gives him $2.00 and that Continues for a year.
Then suddenly the daily donation changes to $1.50
“Well,” the beggar thinks, “it’s still better than nothing.”
A year passes in this way until the man’s daily donation suddenly becomes $1.00
“What’s going on now?” the beggar asks his donor.
“First you give me $2.00 every day, then $1.50 and now only $1.00 What’s the problem?”
“Well,” the man says,
“last year my eldest son went to university. It’s very expensive, so I had to cut the costs.
This year my eldest daughter also went to university, so I had to cut my expenses even further.”
“And how many children do you have?” the beggar asks.
“Four,” the man replies.
“Well,” says the beggar,
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“I hope you don’t plan to educate them all at my expense.”