|Jan. 26, 2002 -
A Lesson in Survival Technique:
One of the Gallants from North Rustico moved from PEI to Toronto where
he purchased a donkey from an old farmer for $l00. The farmer agreed to
deliver the animal the next day.
But the following afternoon, the farmer drove up and announced sadly:
"I'm sorry, but I have some bad news ..the donkey died last night."
"Well, den," said Gallant, "jus' give me my money back. Okay?"
"I can't do that, sir. I went and spent the money."
"OK, den. Jus' unload dat donkey."
"What are you going to do with him?"
"I'm gon' to raffle him off."
"You can't raffle off a dead donkey, you dumb fisherman."
"Well, dat's where you are wrong. You wait and you learn how smart we
are on Ile-du-Prince Edouard."
A month later, the farmer ran into Gallant and asked "what happened to
the dead donkey?"
"I raffled dat donkey off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollar apiece and
"Didn't anyone complain?"
"Jus' dat guy who won. So I gave him his two dollar back."