Thursday, August 26, 2010
A gold old boy was stopped by a game warden in North Georgia recently with two ice chests full of fish. He was leavin' a cove well-known for its fishing.
The game warden asked the man, 'Do you have a license to catch those fish?' 'Naw, sir', he replied. 'I ain't got none of them thar 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.'
The good old boy 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!'
The good old boy poured the fish into the lake and stood and waited. After several minutes, the warden says, 'Well?'
'Well, what?' says the good old boy.
The warden says, 'When are you going to call them back?'
'Call who back?’
'The FISH,' replied the warden!
'What fish?’ replied the good old boy..
Moral of the story: We may not be as smart as some city slickers, but we ain't as dumb as some government employees.
You can say what you want about the South but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving north.
Hat tip to Mike L.
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