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It’s election time in rural Ireland and a bus-load of local politicians crash off-road into a nearby field. Emergency services are called to the scene, but no passengers are found. The ambulance crew ask a nearby farmer has he seen the politicians. “I buried them”, he replies. “Are they all dead?” Ask the ambulance crew. The farmer said, "Well, some of them said they were alive but you can't believe anything a politician says can you?" An old farmer had a wife who nagged him non-stop. From morning until night, she was always complaining and nagging about something. The only time he got any relief was when he was out plowing with his old mule so he made sure he tried to plow as much as possible. One day, he was out plowing when his wife brought him his lunch out to the field. He drove the mule into the shade, sat down on a tree stump, and began to eat his lunch. His wife then began nagging him again. Nag, nag, nag, it just went on and on. Then suddenly, the mule lashed out with both back legs. He caught her smack in the back of the head killing her straight away. At the funeral a few days later, the minister noticed something strange. Whenever a woman mourner went to talk to the old farmer, he’d listen for a minute, then nod his head in agreement. But when a male mourner talked to him, he’d listen for a minute, then shake his head. This was so consistent, the minister decided to ask the old farmer about it. So after the funeral, he spoke to the farmer, and asked him why he nodded his head and agreed with the women, but always shook his head and disagreed with all the men. The old farmer said: “Well, the women would come up and say something about how nice my wife looked, or how pretty her dress was, so I’d nod my head in agreement.” “And what about the men?” the minister asked. “They all wanted to know if the mule was for sale.” ...

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