Courtesy of Michael B.
A Department of Highways employee stopped at a farm and talked with an old
farmer. He told the farmer, 'I need to inspect your farm for a possible
The old farmer said, 'OK, but don't go in that field.'
The Highways employee said, 'I have the authority of the State of
Minnesota to go where I want. See this card? I am allowed to go wherever I
wish on farm land.'
So the old farmer went about his chores.
Later, he heard loud screams and saw the Department of Highways employee
running for the fence and close behind was the farmer's prize bull. The
bull was madder than a nest full of hornets and the bull was gaining on
the employee at every step.
The old farmer called out, 'Show him your card, smartass!!'