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A young cowboy walks into a seedy cafe in Western

Oklahoma . He sits at the counter and notices an old cowboy with his arms

folded staring blankly at a full bowl of chili. After fifteen minutes of

just sitting there staring at it, the young cowboy bravely asks the old

cowpoke, 'If you ain't gonna eat that, mind if I do?'

The older cowboy slowly turns his head toward the young

wrangler and in his best Okie manner says, 'Nah, go ahead.'

Eagerly, the young cowboy reaches over and slides the

bowl over to his place and starts spooning it in with delight. He gets

nearly down to the bottom and notices a dead mouse in the chili. The

sight was shocking and he immediately barfs up the chili into the

bowl.

The old cowboy quietly says, 'Yep, that's as far as I got, too'.

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