There are two sisters, one is blonde and the other is brunette and
they inherit the family farm. Unfortunately, after just a few years,
they are in financial trouble.
In order to keep the bank from
repossessing the farm, they need to purchase a bull from the stockyard
in a far town so that they can breed their own stock. They only have
Upon leaving, the brunette tells her sister, “When I get there, if I decide to buy the bull, I’ll contact you to drive out after me and haul it home.”
brunette arrives at the stockyard, inspects the bull, and decides she
wants to buy it. The man tells her that he will sell it for $599, no
No problem. After paying him, she drives to the nearest town to send her sister a telegram to tell her the news.
She walks into the telegraph office, and says, “I
want to send a telegram to my sister telling her that I’ve bought a
bull for our farm. I need her to hitch the trailer to our pick-up and
drive out here so we can haul it home.”
The telegraph operator explains that he’ll be glad to help her, and then adds, “It’s just 99 cents a word.”
after paying for the bull, the brunette only has $1 left. She realizes
that she’ll only be able to send her sister one word.
After a few minutes of thinking, she nods and says, “I want you to send her the word ‘comfortable’.” The operator shakes his head in disbelief.
she ever going to know that you want her to hitch the trailer to your
pick-up and drive out here, to haul that bull back to your farm if you
send her just the word ‘comfortable’?”
The brunette explains, “Very
simple, my sister is a blonde. Comfortable is a big word. She’ll read
it very slowly, com – for – da – bul.” “You see, easy as pie.”