The Banking Crisis Simply Explained

Published by Stickboy on April 15th, 2011

This joke has been circulating around the webs since as far back as 2001 and has been altered and changed many, many times… still quite funny after all this time and I couldn’t believe it was still doing the rounds ten years on.



Young Paddy bought a donkey from a farmer for £100 and paid for it.

The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day…

The next day he drove up and said, ‘Sorry son, but I have some bad news. The donkey’s died.’

Paddy replied, ‘Well then just give me my money back.’

The farmer said, ‘Can’t do that. I’ve already spent it.’

Paddy said, ‘OK, then, just bring me the dead donkey.’

The farmer asked, ‘What are you going to do with him?’

Paddy said, ‘I’m going to raffle him off.’

The farmer said, ‘You can’t raffle a dead donkey!’
Paddy said, ‘Sure I can. Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.’

A month later, the farmer met up with Paddy and asked, ‘What happened with that dead donkey?’

Paddy said, ‘I raffled him off.

I sold 500 tickets at two pounds a piece and made a profit of £898′
The farmer said, ‘Didn’t anyone complain?’

Paddy said, ‘Just the guy who won.

So I gave him his two pounds back.’

Paddy now works for the Royal Bank of Scotland.


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