Donkey Racing in Michigan
as retold by Rotua L. Tobing
A preacher wanted to earn money for the building expansion program of
his church. He had heard there was big money in horse racing, so he
decided to purchase a horse and enter him in the races. However, at the
local auction the going price for horses was too steep and the preacher
ended up buying a donkey. The preacher figured he had the donkey, he
might as well enter it in the race.
The next day the donkey came in third. The racing form's headline the
following day read, "Preacher's Ass Shows."
The preacher was so pleased with his donkey that he entered him the next day also. The donkey won. The newspaper's headline read, "Preachers
Ass Out in Front."
The bishop was so upset with this type of publicity that he ordered the
preacher not to enter the donkey in the races anymore. Then, the
headlines read, "Bishop Scratches Preacher's Ass."
This was too much for the bishop, and he ordered the preacher to get rid of the donkey. The preacher decided to give the animal to a nearby
convent. Next day's headlines read, "Nuns Have Best Ass in own."
The bishop fainted! He informed the nuns to get rid of the animal. So
they sold it to a farmer for $10.00.
Next day the paper read, "Nun Peddles Ass for Ten Bucks."
They buried the bishop the next day.
The paper read, "Too Much Ass Responsible for Bishop's Death."