The Card

Spring 2008 CSANews Issue 66  |  Posted date : May 24, 2008.Back to list

A very cocky Oklahoma Department of Highways employee stopped at a farm to talk to an old farmer. He told the farmer, "I need to inspect your farm for a possible new road."

The old farmer said, "OK, but don't go in the field over yonder." The highway employee, acting very superior, interrupted the farmer to say, "I have the authority of the State of Oklahoma to go anywhere I want. Do you see this card? This card allows me to go wherever I wish on any farmland in the state of Oklahoma."

So the old farmer went about his farm chores as he did every day, paying little attention to his visitor. A few minutes later, he heard loud screams from the direction of his field and saw the Department of Highways employee running full speed for the fence...followed closely by the farmer's prize bull. The bull was madder than a nest of hornets and gaining on the employee at every step.

The old farmer yelled out, "SHOW HIM YOUR CARD! SHOW HIM YOUR CARD!"