Edouard Bastarache on thu 14 may 09
A man owned a small farm in Aberdeenshire.
The Department of wages claimed he was not paying proper wages to his staff
and sent a representative 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
years. I pay him =A3200 a week plus free room and board.
The cook/housekeeper has been here for 18 months, and I pay her =A3150 per
week plus free room and board .
Then 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 =A310 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a
bottle of whisky 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...