A wise old farmer went to town to buy a new pickup truck that he saw
advertised in the paper for a certain price. After telling the
salesman which truck he wanted, they set 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 old wise farmer how he was getting extras such as power steering,
power brakes, power windows, special tires, etc. and that was what
took the price up. The farmer, needing 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 replied, "Yes, I have a few cows I would sell for $500
apiece, Come and 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.
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
"What extras?" asked the salesman.
Below is the list the farmer gave the salesman for the final price of
BASIC COW............$500.00 Two-tone exterior.........$45.00 Extra
stomach............$75.00 Product storing equipment.........$60.00
4 spigots @$10 ea.......$40.00 Leather upholstery......$125.00 Dual
horns...................$45.00 Automatic fly swatter .$38.00
GRAND TOTAL $1,233.00