Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
A man owned a small farm in Saskatchewan.The Saskatchewan Provincial
Wage & Hours Department claimed he was not paying proper wages to his
help and sent an agent out to interview him.
'I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,' demanded
'Well,' replied the farmer, 'there's my farm hand who's been with me
for 3 years. I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board.
The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $150 per week plus
free room and board.
Then there's the half-wit. He works about 18 hours every day and does
about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week,
pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every
Saturday night. He also sleeps with my wife occasionally.'
'That's the guy I want to talk to ... the half-wit,' says the agent.
'That would be me,' replied the farmer.