Game Warden Almost Got Me!
I was stopped by a game warden in Central Texas today with two ice chests full of fish. I was leaving a cove well-known for its fishing.
The game warden asked the me, 'Do you have a license to catch those fish?''Naw, sir', I replied. 'I ain't got none of them there licenses. You must understand, these here are my pet fish.'
'Yeah. Every night, I take these here fish down to the lake and let 'em swim 'round for awhile. Then, when I whistle, they jump right back into these here ice chests and I take 'em home.'
'That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that.'
I looked at the warden for a moment and then said, 'It's the truth Mr. Government Man. I'll show ya. It really works.'
'O. K.', said the warden. 'I've got to see this!'
I poured the fish into the lake and stood and waited.
After several minutes, the warden says, 'Well?'
'Well, what?', I say.
The warden says, 'When are you going to call them back?'
'Call who back?'
'The FISH'!, replied the warden.
Moral of the story: I may not be as smart as some city slickers, but we ain't as dumb as some government employees.