By popular request, a re-run from last November:

Barack Obama is walking down the street when he looks in a neighbors garage and sees an old rusty push mower. Knocking on the door, he is surprised to see that it’s John Boehner’s house.

“Hey John. I couldn’t help but notice that fine lawnmower in your garage. How much do you want for it?”

“Well I wasn’t planning on selling it, but I guess I’d let it go for $20.”

Obama thinks about it for a moment. “Okay I’ll give you $25.”

“But I said I’d sell it to you for $20.”

Obama looks away, calculating in his head. “Okay. You got me. $30.”


Obama smiles. “You drive a hard bargain, John. But $35 is as high as I’m going to go.”

Boehner, now even more confused, “Seriously. I wasn’t gong to sell it, but $20 is more than fair for it. It’s rusty and the blades need sharpening and one of the wheels is wobbly and falls off every once in awhile.”

Seeing an opening, Obama replies. “Fine. Let’s compromise. $38.”

Shrugging his shoulders, Boehner says “Okay. Fine. Whatever. $38. Take her away” and Obama hands Boehner two crisp twenty dollar bills and starts pushing the creaking mower down the street.

Looking up from the two twenties in his hand, Boehner calls out, “Wait. I owe you two dollars.”

A smiling Obama looks over his shoulder and waves. “That’s alright. You can keep the change.”