A farmer and his brand new bride were riding home from the chapel in a
wagon pulled by a team of horses, when the older horse stumbled. The farmer
said, “That’s once.”

A little further along, the poor old horse stumbled again. The farmer
said, “That’s twice.”

After a little, while the poor old horse stumbled again. The farmer didn’t
say anything, but reached under the seat, pulled out a shotgun and shot the
horse.

His brand new bride raised all kind of heck with him, telling him, “That
was an awful thing to do.” The farmer said, “That’s once.”