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Okie Pete bought a donkey for $100 cash with delivery for the following day. The next day the seller drove up and said "Sorry Pete but the Donkey is Dead and I already spend your money". Pete thought a spell and said, "OK, just give me the dead donkey and I'll raffle it off"
"You can't do that"
A week later the seller saw Pete and asked "how'd the raffle go?" Pete said, I sold 500 tickets at $2.00 each and made a profit of $998?"
"No one complained?"
"Just the winner, so I gave him his $2.00 back"
from "Plato & a Platypus walk into a bar: Understanding philosophy through jokes"