Thursday, September 14, 2006

A Chuckle

A man owned a small ranch near San Antonio, Tx. Wage & Hour Dept. claimed that he was not paying proper wages to his hired hands, and sent an agent out to interview the rancher. "I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them," demanded the agent. "Well" replied the rancher, "There's my ranch hand, who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $600 a week plus free room and board. The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $500 per week plus free room and board. Then there's the half-wit who works here about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes $10 per week, and I buy him a fifth of bourbon every Saturday night." "That's the guy I want to talk to --- the half-wit," said the agent. "That would be me," replied the rancher.