A driver cruising along a Texas road accidentally hit a calf, killing it. Wanting to do the right thing, the driver headed over to the owner’s ranch house to explain what had happened. He then asked what the animal was worth.
“Well, right now, it’d probably fetch about $50 or so,” said the rancher. “But in six years, it would’ve brought me $1,500. So, $1,500 is what I’m out.”
The driver sat down, wrote a check, and handed it to the rancher.
“Here you go,” he said. “One check for $1,500. Post-dated six years from now.”