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An old prospector shuffled into town leading a tired old mule. The old man headed straight for the only saloon to clear his parched throat.

He walked up 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 stepped 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... never really wanted to."

A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, "Well you old fool, you're gonna dance now," and started shooting at the old man's feet.

The old prospector --not wanting to get a toe blown off-- started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet. Everybody was laughing, fit to be tied.

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 man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled shotgun, and cocked both hammers.

The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air.

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 timer and the large gaping holes of those twin barrels.

The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man's hands, as he quietly said, "Son, have you ever licked a mule's butt?" The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, "No sir..... but.... I've always wanted to."

There are a few lessons for us all here:

Never be arrogant.
Don't waste ammunition..
Whiskey makes you think you're smarter than you are.
Don't mess with old men, they didn't get old by being stupid.

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Kind of goes along with the little one liner from a movie I saw a long time ago.
Don't remember much about the movie, but I do remember this part of it --

There are old pilots
And there are bold pilots.

But there aren't very many old, bold pilots.

"Don't mess with old men, they dont get that way by being stupid."
With all the "stupid" things I did when I was young, it's a miracle that I'm here today.

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Here's another example of being a Wise Old man.

A salesman was driving by my house one day,
I live at a junction that seperates inot 3 different directions.
I'm sitting on the front porch sippin my coffee
as the salesman pulls up and rolls his window down and shouts to me
he says
"I need to get to the train depot but I'm kinda lost
He points to the road on the far left and says will that get me to the Train depot?" I answered, I don't know.
The he points to the middle road and asks will that road get me to the train depot? I answered, I don't know.
Then he Shakes his head and points to the 3rd road and asks again, will that road get me to the train depot? Again I answered, I don't know.

He asks "How long have you lived here? I said about 40 years, he says you've lived here all that time and you don't know which road goes to the train depot,
I said, I dont even know if we have a train depot.
He begins shouting,
"I can't believe this, you've lived here for 40 years and you don't even know if you have a train depot and then he says, Are you really that stupid, don't you know anything?"

I said I know one thing, I ain't lost...

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Hi all; it's snowing like crazy here today.
My neighbour says that "since it's been snowing, all his wife does is look through the window".

He reckons if it gets much worse he'll have to let her in... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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