Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit
the family ranch. Unfortunately, after just a few years,
they are in financial trouble. In order to keep the bank from
repossessing the ranch, they need to purchase a bull so that they can
breed their own stock. Upon leaving, the brunette tells her sister,

"When I get there, if I decide to buy the bull, I'll contact you to drive
out after me and haul it home." The brunette arrives at the man's ranch, inspects
the bull, and decides she wants to buy it. The man tells her that hewill
sell it for $599, no less.
After paying him, she drives to the
nearest town to send her sister a telegram to tell her the news. She walks
into the telegraph office, and says, "I want to send a telegram to my sister
telling her that I've bought a bull for our ranch". "I need her to hitch the trailer
to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul it home."

The telegraph operator explains that he'll be glad to help
her, then adds, "It's just 99 cents a word." Well, after paying for
the bull, the brunette only has $1 left. She realizes that she'll
only be able to send her sister one word. After thinking for a few minutes,
she nods, and says, "I want you to send her the word 'comfortable."
The telegraph operator shakes his head. "How is she ever going to know that
you want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out here to
haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her the word

The brunette explains, " My sister's blonde. The word's big. She'll read it slow.