THE HALF WIT
Added on: 2nd May 2015
A man owned a small ranch near Sheridan, Wyoming.
The Wyoming Labour Department got a tip that
he was not paying proper wages to his
help and sent an investigator out to interview him.
"I need a list of your employees and
how much you pay them," demanded the investigator.
"Well," replied the rancher,
"there's my ranch hand who's been with me for 3 years.
I pay him $1200 a week plus free room and board.
The cook has been here for 18 months,
and I pay her $1000 per week plus free room and board.
Then there's the half-wit.
He works about 18 hours every day,
with no days off, and does about 90%
of all the work around here.
He makes about $10 per week and
pays his own room and board.
But, I buy him a bottle of bourbon
every Saturday night, and he also
sleeps with my wife occasionally."
"That's the guy I want to talk to...
says the investigator.
"You're talking to him,"
replied the rancher.