The Bull

Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the family ranch. Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble. In order to keep the bank from repossessing the ranch, they need to purchase a bull from the stockyard in a far town so that they can breed their own stock.

They only have $600 left. Upon leaving, the brunette tells her sister, “When I get there, if I decide to… buy the bull, I’ll contact you to drive out after me and haul it home.”

The brunette arrives at the stockyard, inspects the bull, and decides she wants to buy it. The man tells her that he will sell it for $599, no less. After paying him, she drives to the nearest town to send her sister a telegram to tell her the news. She walks into the telegraph office and says, “I want to send a telegram to my sister telling her that I’ve bought a bull for our ranch. I need her to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul it home.”

The telegraph operator explains that he’ll be glad to help her, then adds, “It’s just 99 cents a word.” Well, after paying for the bull, the brunette only has $1 left. She realizes that she’ll only be able to send her sister one word.

After a few minutes of thinking, she nods and says, “I want you to send her one word: comfortable.”

The operator shakes his head. ‘How is she ever going to know that you want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out here to haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her just the word “comfortable?”

The brunette explains, “My sister’s blonde. The word’s big. She’ll read it very slowly … com-for-da-bull.”

Hat tip: Sue M.
Image Credit: Bateson Trailers

  46 comments for “The Bull

  1. May 26, 2015 at 1:36 am

    bahahahahaha! OK, You got me on this one.

    And she stayed on budget, too. Good for her learning to speak Blonde.

    Have a lovely day! bog hugs x0x0

    • May 26, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      Learning to speak blonde is a tough thing to do. πŸ™‚

  2. May 26, 2015 at 3:00 am

    LMAO brilliant the brunette definitely has the brains and understands blonde talk heheh!

    Have a com-for-da-bulltastic day Sandee :-h

    • May 26, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      She's a smart one for sure. You have a com-for-da-bulltastic day too Steve. πŸ™‚

  3. May 26, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Makes sense to me. Hahaha. I love it when a plan comes together…and on budget. Smart.

    Have a fantabulous day. Big hugs, honey…

    • May 26, 2015 at 12:29 pm

      Me too honey. She's a smart one for sure.

      You have a fantabulous day too honey. πŸ™‚

  4. May 26, 2015 at 3:39 am


    • May 26, 2015 at 12:29 pm

      Blondes will be blondes and the brunettes have to figure them out. πŸ™‚

  5. May 26, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Did not see that one coming!

    • May 26, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      I didn't either. I love a good joke writer that does it so you won't see it coming. πŸ™‚

  6. May 26, 2015 at 5:18 am

    Now that is too cute. That is a smart blonde joke. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a great day.

    • May 26, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      Well it is one of the better ones indeed. πŸ™‚

  7. May 26, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Very clever! And funny, of course.

    • May 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      Very clever and funny too. I agree. πŸ™‚

  8. May 26, 2015 at 5:39 am

    Sometimes you have to read between the lines to get the message. The key to successful communication is knowing your audience. Have a blessed day.

    • May 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      Yes knowing your audience is essential. πŸ™‚

  9. May 26, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Bullish for you and the girls. Ha,ha,ha. Have a beautiful Tuesday Sandee. Say hi to Zane & Little Bit for me. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • May 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      Yep, bullish indeed. You have a beautiful day too my friend. πŸ™‚

  10. May 26, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Haha! It sounds like they have sister speak all figured out. We have some of that going on in our house too!

    • May 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      Yes they do don't they. You have to do whatever is necessary to communicate. πŸ™‚

  11. May 26, 2015 at 7:13 am


    • May 26, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      Exactly Joe, exactly. πŸ™‚

  12. May 26, 2015 at 8:01 am


  13. May 26, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Hahahaha! That's funny!

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend Sandee! Smooches to Little Bit!

    • May 26, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      We had a wonderful, quiet weekend at home. It was the best ever. πŸ™‚

  14. May 26, 2015 at 8:36 am

    That's a nice one!
    Have a great day!

    • May 26, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      You have a great day too. πŸ™‚

  15. May 26, 2015 at 8:43 am


  16. May 26, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Good one. I didn't suspect the end.

    • May 26, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      I didn't expect that ending either. πŸ™‚

  17. May 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Heeheehee! Perfect!

    • May 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      These sister know how to communicate very well. πŸ™‚

  18. May 26, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    oh this is a good one. good thing the brunette was the one that went to buy the bull. She's pretty smart πŸ™‚

    • May 26, 2015 at 4:46 pm

      You have to have a smart brunette or else there's problems. πŸ™‚

  19. May 26, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    That was a really cute joke! Love it!

    • May 26, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Glad you enjoyed this one. πŸ™‚

  20. May 26, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Lol that is so funny!!! thanks I needed that!

    • May 27, 2015 at 7:13 am

      You're most welcome Karren. πŸ™‚

  21. May 27, 2015 at 4:59 am

    LOL – this one is quite funny.

    • May 27, 2015 at 7:14 am

      We blondes take a beating don't we. πŸ™‚

  22. May 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Ha ha . . . . the last word is the punch line.

    • May 27, 2015 at 11:05 am

      Yep, you have to speak blonde if you want to get things done. πŸ™‚

  23. May 27, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I guess it sometimes pays to be dumb.

    • May 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      She's not playing dumb Binky, she is dumb. πŸ™‚

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