Saturday, July 27, 2013

"Okay, but don’t go in that field over there,"

A DEA officer stops at a ranch outside Navasota, steps out of his government SUV, smirks and speaks to an old rancher sitting in his rocking chair. He tells the rancher, "I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs." The rancher says, "Okay, but don’t go in that field over there," as he points out the location.

The DEA officer verbally explodes saying, "Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me." Reaching into his rear pants pocket, he removes his badge and proudly displays 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 nods politely, apologizes, smiles, and takes a sip of his sweet tea.

A short time later, the old rancher hears loud screams and sees the DEA officer running for his life chased by the rancher's big Santa Gertrudis bull.

With every step the bull is gaining ground on the officer, and it seems likely that he'll get gored before he reaches safety. The special agent is clearly terrified.

The old rancher, slowly sets down his glass and yells, "Your badge... Show him your BADGE!"

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