Two sisters are trying to start a farm. The elder sister finds a prized bull in the classifieds and leaves with $600 to check it out. She tells the younger one that she will contact her to come haul the bull back to the farm if she decides to buy it.
The elder sister goes to the farm and decides to buy it. The farmer tells her that the bull will cost exactly $599, no less. So she buys the bull and heads to town to contact her sister. The only person she can find to help her is a telegraph operator.
The operator tells her, “It costs 99 cents per word, what would you like to send?”
The woman replies, “Well I only have $1 left.”
She thinks for a while and tells the operator she wants to send the word ‘comfortable.’
The operator asks, “How will she know you bought the bull and want her to bring the haul from the word comfortable?”
The sister smiled and replied, “She’s a slow reader.”