The Arrogance of Authority...

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Peters Realty SB065509





The Arrogance of Authority...

A DEA officer stopped at a ranch in Texas , and talked with
an old rancher. He told the rancher, "I need to inspect your
ranch for illegally grown drugs."
The rancher said, "Okay, but don't go in that field over
there.....", as he pointed out a distant location.

The DEA officer verbally exploded, saying, " Mister, I have the
authority of the Federal Government with me!"
Reaching into his rear pants pocket, he removed his badge
and proudly displayed it to the rancher.
"See this badge?! This badge means I am allowed to go
wherever I wish.... on ANY land!! No questions asked or
answers given!! Have I made myself clear...... do you understand???"

The rancher nodded politely, apologized, and went about his chores.

A short time later, the old rancher heard loud screams, looked up
and saw the DEA officer running for his life, being chased by the
rancher's enormous Santa Gertrudis bull......

With every step the bull was gaining ground on the officer, and it
seemed likely that the officer would be gruesomely gored before he reached safety. The man was clearly terrified.
The rancher threw down his tools, ran to the fence and yelled at
the top of his lungs.....

(I just love this part....)

"Your badge........ show him your BADGE!!"


Comments (4)

Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Florida Realty Investments - Sarasota, FL
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance
Steve, I laugh every time I hear variations of that joke. Yup, no one likes arrogance, to to mention a know-it-all smart ass, or government agents.
Jun 20, 2013 12:41 PM
Steve Peters, Jr.
Peters Realty - Newport, PA
Broker/Owner Peters Realty

My opinion of the government has always been low; just a good bit lower of late...  Thought this joke expressed matters quite well....

Jun 20, 2013 12:48 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

That is so perfect, Steve! 

How appropriate as we approach the 4th of July, and witness the current Abuse of Power by the Federal Government.

Jun 20, 2013 01:29 PM
Steve Peters, Jr.
Peters Realty - Newport, PA
Broker/Owner Peters Realty

The bastards are out of control...   Helped a friend do a re-finance recently, the FHA loan application was 55 pages long...  Something is wrong????


Jun 20, 2013 02:03 PM