A man owned a small farm in South Carolina.


The South Carolina Wage & Hours 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


“Well,” replied the farmer, “there’s my farm hand who’s been with me for 3


I pay him $400.00 a week plus free room and board.


The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $300.00 per week plus
free room and board.


There’s the half-wit.


He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around
here. He makes about $10.00 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy
him a bottle of Bourbon every Saturday night.


He also sleeps with my wife occasionally.”


“That’s the guy I want to talk to…..the half-wit”, says the Agent.


“That would be me”, replied the farmer

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