Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the family ranch.
Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble.
In order to keep the bank from repossessing the ranch they need to
purchase a bull so that they can breed their own stock. Upon leaving to
check out a good prospect, the brunette tells her sister: 'Now, when I get
there, if I decide to buy the bull, I'll contact you to drive out after me
and haul it home.'
The brunette arrives at the seller's ranch, inspects the bull, and decides
to buy it.
After paying him the $599 asking price, she drives to the nearest town to
send her sister a telegram to tell her the news.
She walks into the telegraph office, and says: 'I want to send a telegram
to my sister telling her that I've bought a bull for our ranch. I need her
to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul
The telegraph operator explains that he'll be glad to help her, then adds,
'It's just 99 cents a word.'
Well, after paying for the bull, the brunette has only $1 left, meaning
she'll only be able to send her sister a one-word message. After thinking
for a few minutes, she nods, and says: 'I want you to send her the
The telegraph operator shakes his head. 'How is she ever going to know
that you want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out
here to haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her the word,
The brunette explains, 'My sister's a blonde. The word's a big one.
it slowly...out loud... ('com-for-da-bul').'