A man owned a small ranch in New Mexico.
The New Mexico Wage & Hour 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 the agent.
“Well” replied the rancher,
“There’s my ranch hand who’s been with me for 3
years.. I pay him $600 a week plus free room and board.
The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her
$500 per week plus free room and board.
Then there’s the half-wit who works here about 18 hours
every day and does about 90% of all the work around here.
He makes $10 per week, and I buy him
a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night.”
“That’s the guy I want to talk to – the half-wit,”
says the agent.
“That would be me,” replied the rancher.