An elderly woman walked up and tied her old mule to the hitching post in front of a saloon. As she stood there brushing some of the trail dust from her face and hair, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other.
The gunslinger looked at the old woman and said, “Have you ever danced?”
The old woman replied, “Never did and never wanted to.”
A crowd gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, “Well old bag, you’re gonna dance now,” and proceeded to fire at the old woman’s feet.
The old woman prospector, not wanting to get her feet shot off jumped at each shot. Everyone was laughing.
When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon.
The old woman turned to her pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled shotgun, and cocked both hammers.
The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air, and 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 woman and the large gaping holes of those twin barrels pointed straight at his chest.
The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old woman’s hands as she quietly said, “Son, have you ever kissed a mule’s ass?”
The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, “No ma’am, but I always wanted to.”
THERE ARE A FEW LESSONS HERE FOR ALL OF US:
1 – Don’t be arrogant.
2 – Don’t waste ammunition.
3 – Whiskey makes you think you’re smarter than you are.
4 – Always, always make sure you know who has the power.
5 – Don’t mess with old women; they didn’t get old by being stupid.
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