A farmer went to town to buy a pickup truck that he saw advertised in
the paper for a certain price. After telling the salesman which truck
he wanted, they sat down to do the paperwork. The salesman handed the
farmer the bill, and the farmer declared, “This isn’t the price I
saw!” The salesman went on to tell the wise old farmer how he was
getting extras such as power brakes, power windows, special tires etc.
And that was what took the price up. The farmer need the truck badly,
paid the price and went home.
A few months later, the salesman called up the farmer and said, “My
son is in 4-H and he needs a cow for a project. Do you have any for
The farmer said, “Yes, I have a few cows, and I would sell for $500.00
apiece. Come look at them and take your pick.” The salesman said he
and his son would be right out. After spending a few hours in the
field checking out all the farmer’s cows, the two decided on one and
the salesman proceeded to write out a check for $500.00.
The farmer said “Now, wait a minute, that’s not the final price of the
cow. You’re getting extras with it and you have to pay for that too.”
“What extras?” asked the salesman.
Below is the list the farmer gave the salesman for the final price of the cow.
Two tone exterior….
Product storing equipment…
4 Spigots @$10 ea……….
Automatic fly swatter…..