A blonde and a brunette in America's Mid-West are struggling to make their ranch survive.
They are down to their last $600. The brunette decides that one way out is to breed their cattle, and for that they will need a bull.
She looks in the papers and sees an ideal one for sale.
She explains this to her sister (the blonde) and says that she will go and view the bull and if it's suitable, she will buy it and send her sister a telegram asking her to hitch the trailer to the jeep and drive over.
So off she goes with the cheque book.
She sees the bull and it is ideal. The only drawback is that the seller wants $599 for it.
She writes out a cheque and heads off to the local post office.
"I'd like to send a telegram to my sister, please," she drawls. "I'd like it to read 'I have seen the bull and it is perfect. Please hitch the trailer to the jeep and get here as soon as you can!'."
The postmaster says, "You do know we charge 99 cents per word, don't you?"
The brunette thinks about this for a bit, realising that she only has $1 left, which means she can only send one word.
"In that case," she answers, "Please send her this," and she writes down "COMFORTABLE" on the form.
"How's she going to know that means 'I have seen the bull and it is perfect. Please hitch the trailer to the jeep and get here as soon as you can!'?" asks the postmaster.
"She's blonde," comes the reply. "She'll read it slowly!"