Stubborn as

Jack and Mare walk into a bar.  A few beers later and you have National Mule Day! We’re not celebrating your stubborn spouse. We’re celebrating the first mules brought to American from Spain. A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (a jack) and a female horse (a mare).  Two different species with different amounts of chromosomes getting it on.  This takes dating outside your race to an entirely new level. If it’s the other way around, a jenny (female donkey) and a stallion (male horse), the off spring is a hinny (hopefully pronounced HENNY).  Although, it may be fun to shout, “Get off my HINNY!” Most mules are sterile and inherit the majority of their traits/characteristics, from their mother.  No wonder they are actually known for being hard workers, patient, hardy, long-lived, more intelligent, and less stubborn than donkeys.

I don’t know where the expression, “Stubborn as a mule” came about, but I’m sure a man was involved.  Today, when people try to drop some mule knowledge on you, correct them.  If they try insulting you with mule innuendos, say, “Thank you,” leave them guessing, and…



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