Thursday, January 07, 2010

The Badge

From email..


Drug Enforcement officer stops at a ranch in Texas , and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs." The rancher says, "Okay , but do not go in that field over there," as he points out the location.


The DEA officer verbally explodes saying, "Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me." Reaching into his rear pants pocket, he removes his badge and proudly displays it to the rancher. "See this badge? This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish.... On any land. No questions asked or answers given. Have I made myself clear? Do you understand? "


The rancher nods politely, apologizes, and goes about his chores.


A short time later, the old rancher hears loud screams and sees the DEA officer running for his life chased by the rancher's big Santa Gertrudis bull......


With every step the bull is gaining ground on the officer, and it seems likely that he'll get gored before he reaches safety. The officer is clearly terrified. The rancher throws down his tools, runs to the fence and yells at the top of his lungs.....


"Your badge.....show him your BADGE !"

2 comments:

LASunsett said...

Heard this funny joke awhile back. Very much a good analogy of today's relationship between the government and regular folks. Damn G-men think they are smarter than we are, when they clearly aren't.

I wouldn't mind it if they were. But most of them aren't, and it irritates me to no end when they act like they are.

A.C. McCloud said...

I know this isn't new it just seems more relevant lately. And it make me laugh every time.