A city boy, Raju, moved to the country and bought a donkey from an old farmer for Rs 100.00. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day.
The next day the farmer drove up and said, “Sorry son, but I have some bad news, the donkey died last night.”
Raju replied: “Well then, just give me my money back.”
The farmer said: “Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.”
Raju said: “OK then, just unload the donkey..”
The farmer asked: “What ya gonna do with him?”
Raju: “I’m going to raffle him off.” (Note: To raffle is to sell a thing by lottery – draw lot – to a group of people each paying the same amount for a ticket)
Farmer: “You can’t raffle off a dead donkey!”
Raju: “Sure I can. Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.”
A month later the farmer met up with Raju and asked, “What happened with that dead donkey?” Raju: “I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two rupees a piece and made a profit of Rs. 898.00.”
Farmer: “Didn’t anyone complain?”
Raju: “Just the guy who won. So I gave him back his two rupees.”
Raju grew up and eventually became the chairman of Satyam.