Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Prospector

An old prospector shuffled into town leading a tired old pack mule. The old man headed straight for the only saloon to clear his parched throat.

He walked up and tied his old mule to the hitching rail. As he stood there brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other.

The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, "Hey old man, have you ever danced?"

The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, "No, I never did dance . . . never really wanted to."

A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, "Well you old fool, you're gonna dance now," and started shooting at the old man's feet.

The old prospector, not wanting to get a toe blown off, started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet. Everybody was laughing, fit to be tied. When the last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon.

The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled shotgun, and cocked both hammers.

The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air.

The crowd stopped laughing immediately.

The young gunslinger heard the sounds too and he turned around very slowly. The silence was almost deafening. The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin barrels.

The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man's hands, as he quietly said, "Son, have you ever licked a mule's ass?" The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, "No sir . . . but . . . I've always wanted to."

Hat tip: Sarge Charlie of Sarge Charlie
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18 comments:

  1. Brilliant, the old guy's triumph again!!! Is this the same man that walked into the A$$ shop

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  2. LOL that was brilliant don't you love it when someone gets their comeuppance :-)

    "Parched throat" i think that sounds so funny,

    Yes i know a few clowns short of a circus:-)

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  3. Hilarious!

    I hope he enjoyed the dance!

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  4. Ack! I guess a shotgun can be extry persuasive. hahahaha!

    Big hugs :]

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  5. HA! That'll learn 'im!

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  6. Love that story. Hope the mule kicked him into the next year. I did think it was all so funny except for the dance part. Good one Sandee.

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  7. Ewwww! This made me think of "what would you do for a million dollars..." Ha ha!

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  8. oh that was a knee slapped!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxo

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  9. hey good one.
    have a great day!

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  10. Young and stupid never equals old and smart!

    Have a great day. Big hugs honey...

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  11. LOL! That's simply hilarious.
    "Lick it good, sonny!"

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  12. Old age and trechery wins every time.

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  13. I love a story with a happy ending and that sure is the perfect ending in my book...

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  14. Yep, I'd say that would be just revenge.

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  15. never mess with old people :) love it

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