The Wisconsin State Wage & Hour Department claimed he was not paying proper
wages to his help and sent an agent 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 $200 a week plus free room and board.
The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $150 per week plus free
room and board.
Then there's the half-wit who works about 18 hours every day and does about
90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his
own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of bourbon 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.