Please feel free to share. “Amazing Grace”
A wealthy man stops at a country store to get a blanket for his show horse since the weather is turning chilly. Burt, the owner, gets up from his game of dominoes to assist the customer. When he brings out a red blanket and says it's $10, the wealthy man baulks, "This is a $200,000 horse. That blanket will never do."
Burt returns from the back again with a blue blanket, and says this one is $100.
The wealthy man baulks again shaking his head," You don't seem to understand, my horse wins every show he is entered into. Why I have a room built special just for his trophies and ribbons."
Burt says ok, returns to the back, rummages for a bit and returns with a black blanket with gold trim. He says this is the last one and it's $1000!
The wealthy man smiles and says, " Well that's more like it. That's the one I was looking for, thank you."
Burt returns to his game of dominoes and the fella he's playing with asks him,"Burt when did you start getting in $100 and $1000 dollar horse blankets?"
"Apparently when they started sending them with the other $10 blankets."
I heard a similar joke years ago about a preacher that ran a country store. He spoke a verse every time he rang up a sale. All the locals waited to hear what he had to say when he rang up a similar horse blanket. Naturally, it was “there came a stranger and I took him in.”
Man has no special rights because he belongs to a particular race. The soul emanates equal and eternal from bodies different in shape and color. It is sufficient to say ‘Man’ to comprehend therein all rights. — Jose Marti
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. —Frank Zappa