A Farmer and his Wife are riding along
An old farmer and his wife are riding along a dirt road in a horse drawn carriage. The road is rather weathered and beaten down, making the long journey an unpleasant ride.
The horse stumbles on a hole in the road and violently jerks the carriage. The old man pulls on the reigns and brings the horse to a halt. He calmly climbs down from he seat and walks up to the horse. Looking the horse straight in the eyes, the man says, "that's one." He then returns to his seat they all continue on their way.
Again, the horse stumbles; this time on a rock. The old man climbs down, walks up to the horse, looks him straight in the eye, and says in a more stern voice, "that's two." He climbs back to his seat and they continue on once more.
A while later the horse trips on a fallen tree branch and stumbles a third time. The old man climbs down, walks over to the horse, looks him straight in the eye and says, "that's three." He then produces a pistol from his waist band and shoots the horse in the head. The horse collapses, still fashioned to the carriage. The man's wife is nearly thrown from her seat.
The wife storms over to her husband and shouts, "What the hell is the matter with you!? I could have been thrown on the ground and broken a leg! How are we going to get home now!? Do you know how much it's going to cost us to get another horse!?"
The old man looks her straight in the eye and says, "that's one."