Laughter: The Universal Language – #197

A nice comfy, corny joke to warm your innards! 😊

Old white horse
Photo (cc) by Tim Green

A family went to a ranch to go horseback-riding. They each had a chance to pick out their own horse.

The dad was the last to pick his out, because he helped his kids get on their horses first. As he shoved his foot into the stirrup, an old ranch hand who’d been watching, leaning against a fence-post, drawled, “I dunno about that ol’ nag, mister. She don’t look so good.”

The dad, sweating and eager to get going, said, “She looks fine to me. Can we just get started?” The ranch hand shook his head, saying, “It’s your ride, mister,” and motioned to the lead horse to get started. The horses knew the way and started off.

About an hour later, the family returned. The dad was all covered in dust. His face was scratched up and his shirt had been torn in several places.

“This is an outrage!” he yelled. “This horse ran into trees, tore through thornbushes and ran headlong into low-hanging branches. It’s like she’s blind, for Pete’s sake!”

The old ranch hand pulled a piece of straw from between his teeth and said, “Well, that’s cuz she is.”

“Why didn’t you warn me?!” screamed the dad.

“I did,” said the ranch hand. “I told you she don’t look so good.”

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