Two of Life's Lessons
An old prospector walks his tired old mule into a Western town one day.
been out in the desert for about six months without a drop of whiskey.
He walked up to the first saloon he came to and tied his old mule to the
hitch rail. As he stood there brushing some of the dust from his face and
clothes, a young gunslinger walked 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. I just
never wanted to."
A crowd had gathered by then and the gunslinger said, "Well, you old fool,
you're gonna' dance now," and started shooting at the old man's feet.
old prospector was hopping around and everybody was laughing. When the
gunslinger fired his last bullet, he holstered his gun and turned around to
go back into the saloon. The old man reached up on the mule, drew his
shotgun, and pulled both hammers back making a double clicking sound.
gunslinger heard the sound and everything got quiet. The crowd watched as
the gunslinger slowly turned around looking down both barrels of the
shotgun. The old man asked, "Did you ever kiss a mule square on the ass?"
The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, "No. But I've always wanted to."
The lessons from this story are:
1. Don't waste ammunition.
2. Don't mess with old guys.