A young cowboy walked into the saloon in a rough and dusty Western town in Texas.
He sat at the counter and couldn’t help but notice an old cowboy sitting with his arms folded, staring blankly at a full bowl of chowder.
After fifteen minutes of just sitting there staring at it, the young cowboy bravely asked the old cowboy, “If you ain’t gonna eat that, do ya mind if I do?”
The older cowboy slowly turned his head toward the young wrangler and in his best cowboy manner said, “Nah, go ahead”.
Eagerly, the young cowboy reached over and slid the bowl over to his place and started spooning the chowder into his mouth with delight.
He got nearly down to the bottom of the bowl and then he noticed a dead mouse.
The sight was shocking and he immediately barfed up the chowder back into the bowl.
The old cowboy quietly said, “Yep, that’s as far as I got, too”.
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