A man driving through the countryside accidentally went off the road and into a ditch. With his vehicle thoroughly stuck, the driver pleaded for help from a farmer passing by in his horse and buggy.
The farmer said his horse, Benny, could easily pull the car out. So he backed Benny up and hitched the horse to the bumper of the car.
He yelled, “Pull, Nellie, pull! ” but Benny didn’t move.
Raising his voice he yelled, “Come on, pull Ranger!” Still, Benny didn’t move.
Then he loudly shouted, “Now pull, Fred, pull hard!.” Benny just stood.
It was then the farmer nonchalantly said, “Okay, Benny, pull.”
And Benny pulled the car out of the ditch.
The man was very appreciative but curious. He asked the farmer why he called his horse by the wrong name three times.
The farmer explained, “Oh, Benny is blind, and if he thought he was the only one pulling, he wouldn’t even try.”