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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Officer’s Inspection

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

The municipality 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 farmer. "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 farmer nodded politely, apologized, and went about his chores.

A short time later, the old farmer heard loud screams, looked up, and saw the municipality officer running for his life, being chased by the farmer's BIG BULL. With every step the bull was gaining ground on the officer, and it seemed likely that he'd sure enough get gored before he reached safety. The officer was clearly terrified. The farmer threw down his tools, ran to the fence and yelled at the top of his lungs ...

"Your badge, show him your BADGE !!!

Moral of the story;

1. Dont show arrogance while using your authority. Use it with logic and common sense.
2. Let the other person speak if he wants to say something. It clarifies doubts and confusions.

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