Young Andreas 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 Andreas, but I have some bad news. The donkey’s died.’
Andreas replied, ‘Well then just give me my money back.’
The farmer said, ‘Can’t do that. I’ve already spent it.’
Andreas said, ‘OK, then, just bring me the dead donkey.’
The farmer asked, ‘What are you going to do with him?’
Andreas said, ‘I’m going to raffle him off.’
The farmer said, ‘You can’t raffle a dead donkey!’
Andreas said, ‘I can. Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.’
A month later, the farmer met up with Andreas and asked, ‘ What happened with that dead donkey?’
Andreas 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?’
Andreas said, ‘Just the guy who won. So I gave him his €2 back.’
Andreas then worked for the Laiki Bank, then the Bank of Cyprus and may move to the Co-op bank.
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