A traveller drove his car into a ditch in a isolated area. A local farmer came to help with a large draught horse.
She hitched the horse up to the car and yelled, “Pull, Nellie, pull.” The horse didn’t move.
Then the farmer hollered, “Pull, Buster, pull.” The horse didn’t respond.
Once more the farmer commanded, “Pull, Jennie, pull.” Nothing happened.
Then the farmer nonchalantly said, “Pull, Bullet, pull.” The horse pricked its ears, slowly inched forwards and dragged the car out of the ditch.
The motorist was very appreciative and very curious. He asked the farmer why she called her horse by the wrong name three times.
The farmer said, “Well now, Bullet is blind, and if he thought he was the only one pulling, he wouldn’t even try”