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Dec 28, 2003
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A man owned a small farm in West Texas. The Wage and Hour Department of
Texas claimed he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an
agent to interview him.

"I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them," demanded
the agent.

"Well, there's my hired hand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him
$600 a week plus free room and board. The cook has been here for 18
months, and I pay her $500 a month plus free room and board. Then
there's the half-wit that works about 18 hours a day. He makes $10 a
week and I buy him chewing tobacco," replied the farmer.

"That's the guy I want to talk to; the half-wit," says the agent.

The farmer says, "That would be me."