A busy farmer needed some help with tending to the animals.
His mother-in-law offered to spend some time on his farm,
and being as busy as he was, the farmer had no choice
but to accept her offer.
A few days later, the farmer's mother-in-law was killed when
his mule kicked her.
Thousands of people from town who had heard about the
death came to the poor lady's funeral, many that the
farmer didn't even know. A minister noticed this, came up
to the farmer, and asked him, "Why are there so many people
The farmer answered, "Oh, they're not here for the funeral.
They want to buy the mule."