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.'

'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.

'What fish?',

Moral of the story: I may not be as smart as some city slickers, but we ain't as dumb as some government employees.