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Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by okie, May 16, 2004.

  1. okie

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    A man owned a small farm in Arkansas.

    The Wage and Hour Department claimed he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent to interview him.

    "You just give me a list of your employees and tell me how much you pay them."

    All right," said the farmer.

    "I have a hired man. Been with me for three years. I pay him $600 a week, plus room and board. I have a cook. She's been here six months. She gets
    $500 a week plus room and board."

    Anybody else?" asked the agent as he scribbled on a note pad.

    Yeah," the farmer said. "There's a half-wit here. Works about
    eighteen hours a day. I pay him ten dollars a week and give
    him chewing tobacco."

    "A ha!" the agent roared. "I want to talk to that
    half-wit!"

    "You're talkin' to him," said the farmer.