Filed under: Blogging, Bureaucracy, Domestic Policy, Humor, Regulation | Tags: The Mountain States, Western Humor
Borrowed shamelessly from Maggie’s Farm:
The Montana Department of Employment, Division of Labor Standards claimed a small rancher was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to investigate him.
AGENT: I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them.
RANCHER: Well, there’s my hired hand who’s been with me for 3 years. I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board. Then there’s the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $60 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of Jack Daniels every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also sleeps with my wife occasionally.
AGENT: That’s the guy I want to talk to – the mentally challenged one.
RANCHER: That would be me.
I grew up in Idaho, but I knew that bureaucrat and that rancher.
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