A preacher wanted to raise money for his church and, being told that there was a fortune in horse racing, decided to purchase one and enter him in the races. However, at the local auction the going prices for horses was so steep that the preacher ended up buying a donkey instead.
He figured that since he had it, he might as well go ahead and enter it in the races, and to his surprise, the donkey came in third.
The next day the racing form carried this headline: “PREACHER’S ASS SHOWS.”
The preacher was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the races again. This time he won. The form read: “PREACHERS ASS OUT IN FRONT.”
The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the preacher not to enter the donkey in another race. The headline that day: “BISHOP SCRATCHES PREACHERS’ ASS.”
This was too much for the Bishop, and he ordered the preacher to get rid of the animal. The preacher decided to give the donkey to a Nun in a nearby convent. The headline the next day read: “NUN HAS BEST ASS IN TOWN.”
The Bishop fainted. He informed the Nun that she would have to dispose of the donkey. She finally found a farmer who was willing to buy the animal for $10.00. The next day, the paper stated: “NUN PEDDLES ASS FOR TEN BUCKS!” They buried the Bishop the next day.