Monday, January 19, 2015

The Badge

A DEA officer stops at a ranch in Texas, and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher, “I need to inspect your ranch for illegal drugs.” The rancher says, “Okay, but I wouldn't go in that field over there...” as he points out the location.

The DEA officer cuts him off with a verbal explosion, “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 and no 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 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 rancher throws down his tools, runs to the fence, and yells at the top of his lungs, “YOUR BADGE!!! SHOW HIM YOUR BADGE!!!”

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