A lot of Bull
Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette,
inherit the family ranch.
Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble. In
order to keep the bank from repossessing the ranch, they need to purchase a
bull so that they can breed their own stock. They hear about a bull for sale
in Abilene and decide the brunette sister will drive out to check
out the animal. Upon leaving, she 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
The brunette arrives at the man's ranch, inspects the bull, and decides she
wants to buy it. The man tells her that he will sell it for $599, no less.
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 telling my sister that I've bought a bull
and I need her to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here
so we can haul it home." The telegraph operator explains that he'll be glad
to help her, then adds, "It's just $.99 a word." Well, 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
thinking for a few minutes, she says, "I want you to send her the word
'comfortable'." The telegraph operator shakes his head. "How is she ever
going to know that you want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck
and drive out here to haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her the
The brunette explains, "My sister's blonde. The word's big. She'll read it
slowly: com - for - da - bul."