Chuckle of the Day – The Popular Mule

by Sherry Riter in Chuckle

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A newlywed farmer and his wife were visited by her mother, who immediately demanded an inspection of the place. The farmer had genuinely tried to be friendly to his new mother-in-law, hoping that it could be a friendly, non-antagonistic relationship. All to no avail though, as she kept nagging them at every opportunity, demanding changes, offering unwanted advice, and generally making life unbearable to the farmer and his new bride.

While they were walking through the barn, during the forced inspection, the farmer’s mule suddenly reared up and kicked the mother-in-law in the head, killing her instantly. It was a shock to all no matter their feelings toward her demanding ways.

At the funeral service a few days later, the farmer stood near the casket and greeted folks as they walked by. The pastor noticed that whenever a woman would whisper something to the farmer, he would nod his head yes and say something.

Whenever a man walked by and whispered to the farmer, however, he would shake his head no, and mumble a reply. Very curious as to this bizarre behavior, the pastor later asked the farmer what that was all about.

The farmer replied, “The women would say, ‘What a terrible tragedy’ and I would nod my head and say ‘Yes, it was.’ The men would then ask, ‘Can I borrow that mule?’ and I would shake my head and say, ‘Can’t, it’s all booked up for a year.’”

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Philip Bond July 28, 2013 at 9:07 am

Nice to have you here Sherry. Luv ya stuff.


2 Sherry Riter July 29, 2013 at 12:22 am

Thanks Philip! 😀


3 Joan July 28, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Hilarious! 🙂


4 Sherry Riter July 29, 2013 at 12:22 am



5 Joan July 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm

I just broke my own record! The above was the shortest comment I have ever made on your blog and it only took me 3 seconds to make! 🙂 (This comment took longer! LOL)


6 Sherry Riter July 29, 2013 at 12:23 am

LOL You are so silly!


7 Arleen July 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm

I love it. I know that I would want to borrow that mule for my mother in law. Did I say that. Oh yes I did. I can see why this mule is popular


8 Sherry Riter July 29, 2013 at 12:23 am

LOLOLOL That’s really funny! 😀


9 pj54 July 30, 2013 at 8:19 pm

My hubby’s been wanting to get a mule! Luckily, my mom doesn’t have to worry about that! LOL!

Love ya!


10 Sherry Riter July 31, 2013 at 5:54 am

Too funny! LOL 😉


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